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Calomel SSL Validation 0.82 Requires Restart
The addon will score the strength of the SSL connection. The toolbar button will change color depending on the strength of encryption from red (weak) to green (strong). The drop down window shows a detailed summary of the SSL connection.
About this Add-on
The "Calomel SSL Validation" add-on grades the SSL cipher strength of the current connection. Access to a detailed summery of the SSL negotiation is supplied by a toolbar button you can place in any location. The button will change color depending on the score from red (low score), yellow, blue and finally to green (high score). Standard HTTP unencrypted connections will turn the URL bar icon gray.
This add-on was designed to more easily show the true security state of the connection so everyone can learn more about ciphers and encryption using SSL. Firefox currently shows a green URL tag for an extended validation (EV) or a blue URL tag for a domain validation (DV) certificate and a lock icon if the connection is SSL encrypted. We did not think this was enough information to decide if the connection to the site was truly secure. This is why the "Calomel SSL Validation" add-on was developed.
We score the connection on the following items: if the certificate was valid, if the fully qualified host name is equal to the common name the certificate was registered for and the strength of the cipher and cipher key length.
Privacy and security are very important to us. This add-on does NOT contact any external sources about browsing habits or SSL statistics. All information is retrieved from Firefox itself and kept internal to only your user. The add on does NOT store any personal or metadata information other then your preferences (as about:config values) to protect your privacy.
Calomel @ https://calomel.org
INSTALLATION NOTES: After the initial install, the Calomel toolbar button will be placed to the left of the URL location bar. Use the Firefox toolbar customize option to move the button. If you do not see the Calomel toolbar button after you restart Firefox make sure the "Navigation Toolbar" is visible.