Mozilla Firefox to Get Site Isolation Feature a la Google Chrome
Mozilla is currently working on a new security feature for Firefox that would help the browser deal with speculative side-channel attacks like Meltdown and Spectre.
Discovered in January 2018, these vulnerabilities triggered an instant reaction from software and hardware companies across the world, with Mozilla shipping its own set of updates to make sure users were protected.
But at the same time, the company says the existing browsing tech can be further improved not only to block known attacks, but also to prevent similar attempts in the future. And this is an area that Mozilla is currently focused on.
A new effort known as Project Fission is supposed to provide Firefox users with an improved version of Google Chrome’s Site Isolation feature, which could help the browser block speculative side-channel attacks when they occur.
First milestone due in late February