Mozilla Weave backs up your FireFox data online

Mozilla is stepping into the services world with their new web-based service Weave. Essentially it works with Firefox to save a copy of your bookmarks, passwords, preferences, stuff like that, all to the Mozilla servers for easy access, and easy sharing should you decide to do so.

Much like Firefox, this is open to additions, control, and features as you choose to add them. However, so that there isn't anything getting out that you don't want out, everything is very secure requiring not only a username and password, but a client-based encryption key as well as a passphrase.

Now, as I found out today when I tried to make use of it, you have to be running Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 in order to run it, which is beta software itself, and then Weave is beta software as well, so, I wouldn't recommend depending on the browser for your primary means of surfing if you install both, although I did, and so far things are running fine. However, I have yet to be able to sign in, or to sync anything because I keep getting "server unavailable" errors, but I have patience.

Mozilla introduces new Weave online service [via C|Net News]