Firefox location bar now shows broken padlock icon for insecure sites


Categories: Privacy & Security

Releases: Firefox 70, Firefox 78 ESR


As part of the ongoing insecure HTTP deprecation, Firefox 70 starts showing a broken padlock icon in the location bar whenever the user visits an insecure site, similarly to Google Chrome and Safari already showing a “not secure” label.

This actually doesn’t affect anything about site compatibility, but for better security and user experience, webmasters are strongly encouraged to serve their site via HTTPS.