Articles by Nathan Froyd
Securing Firefox with WebAssembly
Protecting the security and privacy of individuals is a central tenet of Mozilla’s mission. While we continue to make extensive use of both sandboxing and Rust in Firefox to address security challenges in the browser, each has its limitations. Today we’re adding a third approach to our arsenal. RLBox, a new sandboxing technology developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Texas, Austin, allows us to quickly and efficiently convert existing Firefox components to run inside a WebAssembly sandbox.