Mozilla has unveiled details of its new experimental service called BrowserID, which has been designed to provide browser users a new secure method of signing into websites. Its been designed to use a Verified Email Protocol, with security in mind and enables websites to get proof of ownership using public key cryptography.
Using the verified email protocol BrowserID can skip the traditional method of signing in to websites using their email address with a confirmation step. BroswerID provides users with a streamlined one-click experience that is the same on any site they visit. Watch the video after the jump for a full explanation on how the new service will function.
The new service will work on all modern browsers, including recent versions of IE, and on mobile browsers and all you need to signup for BrowserID is an email address. Its still in the experimental stage at the moment but Mozilla have released a prototype for community review. To get started check out the quick tutorial and demo site.
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