Rated 3 out of 5 stars

two complaints, firstly this is useless for sites that are either unsecured or are secured below the application layer (this program would be very useful with Tor/i2p hidden services if it could be used just for url authentication.... since "url"s in Tor/i2p are actually uris, not urls)

secondly, based on another commenter's comment and not my actual experience (and the reason this review is getting 3 stars rather than the 4 it would of got if the first problem was the only problem), it does not check to make sure the same certificate is being used.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I looked through the changes in FF 3.6, and none seem to affect Petname Tool. So I bumped up the FF version number to 3.6.* in the xpi file, tested with FF 3.6.2, and it works fine. You can get the modified file from http://www.olegos.com/petname_tool-1.7_ff3.6.xpi (md5sum: eb45e325f445a6735cd048a633af3819). If you worry about installing it from there (as you should!), just do the same yourself: get the original xpi file, extract the content as a zip file, open install.rdf in text editor, change maxVersion to 3.6.*, zip everything into .xpi file, and install that.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, sadly (at the moment) not compatible with 3.6.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

At first I thought this was adding additional security be checking that the thumbprint of the SSL certificate matches the one I originally said I trusted. This would be very valuable.

I just changed the SSL certificate on my site and I expected this tool to warn me that the site was unknown, but it just gave me the old name I entered before. This is bad. It means that if an attacker can get a valid certificate for your web address (easier these days than before) and spoof your site with DNS cache poisoning then this tool will not warn you, as it should.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Suggestions Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Even phishers can install SSL certificates these days, so I like having a visual indication that the site I'm visiting is known to me and not a plausible scam.

2 points though:

1. It only allows editing for SSL sites. It would be nice to name insecure sites too (with a different background - maybe yellow?)

2. To concur with Lane's comment on September 14th, the extension does take up a large chunk of the toolbar.
The Firefox 3 way of presenting things would be to show an icon/button in the address bar instead (like the bookmark/tagging and RSS feed buttons) - this could display the pet-name as a tool-tip.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon should become a standard feature in Firefox.

I always use 'typed in url' or similar for the pet name, though paranoia would have me choosing unique names.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The addon shows my own homepage and various other safe pages as "untrusted" to. A proper evaluation of the sides is not possible and I think the functionality is inadequate.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Das Addon zeigt meine eigene Hompage und verschiedene andere sichere Pages als "untrusted" an. Eine richtige Bewertung der Seiten ist nicht möglich und deshalb halte ich die Funktionalität für unzureichend.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It would be nice if there were an option allowing a name to be assigned to all sites - not just those are secure.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally! I've really been waiting for this addon to be ported to FF3... definitely one of the most useful extensions out there. Looking at the status of the petname box when I'm going to a secure site has become second nature to me by now. Highly recommended. The person who rated this 1 and thought it was "completely useless" should read up on security. Thanks, Tyler!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Why? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Completely useless.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hey, thanks Tyler! I went back to ffx 2 for a while just to hang on to Petname Tool. Finally gave up, but boy I missed seeing that green edit box. Now life is good and the sun is shining again. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Helpful, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I do quite value my screen real estate and this takes up a bit of it. It would be nice if there were a toolbar or status bar button that one use to check up on the petname on https sites via a tooltip. As it is, most sites I visit during the day are unauthenticated and there's no need for that long bar to sit there at all times and tell me that. I understand the value of this add-on, but I do think it could be more configured for different types of users. Thanks for the good idea, though.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Without a tool like this, it is impossible to tell reliably whether a followed link is a phish, or actually takes you to a site you have a relationship with (like your bank). The petname tool reminds me of the relationship I said I have with the site I'm actually visiting. Whenever I follow a link in an email to something I supposedly trust, especially internal links within my company, I just glance at the petname tool to see if I'm where I think I am.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).