Why was DOMCrypt created?
DOMCrypt was created after several iterations of writing web apps and extensions that allow web users to communicate or secure data before it is sent over the wire, preventing a 3rd party from seeing the contents. It is particularly difficult to exchange data or messages online without a third party collecting the contents.
If you are a web developer and are experimenting with DOMCrypt, please let me know. I will be more than happy to help you with any technical problems and would like to get as much feedback as possible from real-world use. email me: ddahl at mozilla dot com twitter: @deezthugs
What's next for DOMCrypt
DOMCrypt now has project status at Mozilla with bugs filed and a plan forming to get it into Firefox. There has also been a WebKit bug filed, so there is some momentum here. DOMCrypt can help solve several problems related to identity, security and user control of data online.
Firefox bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=649154
WebKit bug: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62010
About the Developer
|User since||August 27, 2009|
|Number of add-ons developed||2 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Not yet rated|
Who is David Dahl?
Firefox Engineer at Mozilla Corp, former ILM Software Engineer and Casual Lay-Cryptographer