Mozilla launches free service to verify the protection of sites

Aug

28

2016

launched the company Mozilla ‘s new web site to help site owners to protect their sites on the Internet, where it works on checking the Web ‘s servers and check whether it has the best security settings.

And called on the new name of the site “observatory” , The Observatory , has been the tool used to build an on – site at the outset to be used internally within the company by Mozilla engineer security and protection April King.

The idea Asthelmt engineered tool to test SSL Server ‘s laboratories Qualys SSL, a screening test and check widespread on the Internet is working to verify the SSL / TLS settings and highlights potential weaknesses.

The Observatory tool used a method similar to the tool site Qualys, in terms of the presence of the goals of the system from 0 to 100 with the possibility of an additional bonus points translated into grades from F to A +.

The site works Observatory to examine a wide range of security mechanisms on the Internet, unlike SSL Server Test, which checks the TLS settings.

The tests include a security check cookies and politically secure content and CORS and key public and HTTP HSTS and Aaadah routing options framework and content options and XSS and other types of files marks.

The tool checks for these technologies and whether it is properly implemented, while the tool does not examine the vulnerabilities in the code of the site.

And displays the test results in an easy way to use with links to a set of security principles provided by Mozilla on the Internet that, which offers a description of current and examples executive, which allows site administrators to understand the problems detected during the scan more easily and setting priorities.

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