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Calomel SSL Validation Firefox plugin

Alexander Bochmann Tuesday 04 of April, 2017
Another victim of the deprecation of XUL and XPCOM in Firefox seems to be the Calomel SSL Validation plugin (cache), that I've been using for a long time to get a quick view on the encryption quality of SSL connections.

Development of the Calomel SSL Validation addon has been put on hold. Mozilla is disabling XUL and XPCOM in Firefox which means the addon is no longer able to query the current browser tab for the TLS certificate and cipher information.

On Pale Moon, I'm using Cipherfox to the same end, though with a somewhat less polished interface (which still allows for simple one-click access to certificate chain information and displays current encryption parameters on the status bar).