Web Browser Developers Work Together on Security
Adam’s post earlier today on efforts to improve browser security, reminded me about this post on KDE.news. George Staikos hosted a meeting of developers from Opera, IE, Mozilla/Firefox and Konqueror with an aim towards improving browser security across the board. Of particular interest to me in light of my intro post, were these two lines:
1) “Prompted by Opera, we are moving towards the removal of SSLv2 from our browsers. IE will disable SSLv2 in version 7 and it has been completely removed in the KDE 4 source tree already.”
2) “KDE will furthermore look to remove 40 and 56 bit ciphers, and we will continually work toward preferring and enforcing stronger ciphers as testing shows that site compatibility is not adversely affected.”
Kudos, to all involved. It’s great to see some serious effort being made in this direction.