Firefox introduced Lockwise its password management application

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Recientemente Mozilla just introduced the Firefox Lockwise password manager app Password Manager, which was previously held under the name of bar code Lockbox during the development process of this.

Firefox Lockwise has applications for mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS, allowing you to organize access to passwords saved in Firefox on any user device, without having to install Firefox on them.

In the application you Supports auto-fill passwords in authentication forms of any mobile application or in the fields where the data is required. The project code It is distributed under the MPL 2.0 license.

Lockwise main features

Among the main features of Firefox Lockwise we can find that for password synchronization, the standard features of the Firefox browser are used as a basis and that the user is required to have or create a Firefox account in order for your information to be synchronized.

Devices that have Firfexo Lockwise installed, are connected to the synchronization system by analogy with connecting different instances of the browser.

That is why in order to protect user data AES-256-GCM block encryption and the PBKDF2 and HKDF keys are used under the hood with hashing using SHA-256.

While for key transfer, Onepw protocol is used, It provides user-side key storage and uses end-to-end encryption without storing data or decrypted keys on an external server.

The key for encryption is set according to the login and password specified for the account, the account is used only for in-transit storage of already encrypted data.

In addition to mobile applications, the project also develops the Firefox Lockwise plugin to be used in the browser, which offers the user an alternative to the interface integrated in Firefox to manage stored passwords.

When a plugin is installed, a button appears on the panel through which you can quickly view the accounts stored for the current site, as well as search and edit passwords.

It is important to mention and take into account that currently, the complement has the character of experimental development (alpha version) and so far it can't work when a master password is set in the browser.

That is why the developers are still working to incorporate Firefox Lockwise into the main Firefox development so that it can be included as a system add-on.

Mobile apps de Firefox Lockwise are in beta testing, but the first stable release is scheduled for next week. In applications, telemetry is sent by default with generalized information about the characteristics of working with the application.

Meanwhile the ability to process accounts in the context of a top-level domain is added to the password manager Firefox standard, which allows you to offer a saved password for all subdomains.

For example, the password saved for login.example.com will now be offered to auto-fill in the site forms under the main domain in this case for example www.example.com. This change will be included in Firefox version 69.

Finally, in the next version of Firefox 69, it is also planned to enable the process handler priority manager, which allows the transfer of information about the processes with the highest priority to the operating system.

For example, a content rendering process that takes care of an active tab will be given a higher priority (more CPU resources will be allocated) than a process associated with background tabs (if they don't play video and sound) .

The change is planned to be enabled by default for Windows platform only, for other systems the dom.ipc.processPriorityManager.enabled option in about-config will be activated.


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  1.   enrique said

    I cannot remove it, even though I have strictly followed the recommended instructions