News.com has a piece on a security feature planned for FF later this year. A statement by Mozilla's Mike Shaver says that they are working with Google on a tool to protect surfers. The two working together is as interesting as the product.
While Firefox 2 will get a phishing shield, no decision has been made on how it will be incorporated in Firefox, Shaver said. "Google, like others who contribute to the project, has contributed code and expertise for us to experiment with," he said. "We haven't committed to a given approach, a given technology or a given partner."
Google has close ties to Firefox. A year ago, the Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine giant hired Ben Goodger, a lead engineer on the open-source Web browser. Firefox is also part of the Google Pack, a bundle of Google's own and third-party applications. The search company could not be immediately reached for comment.