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List Of The Best Add-On To Improve The Security Of Our Firefox Web Browser

While surfing the main thing is to pay attention to safety. For this reason, today, I submit to you this list of the best add-on to improve your browser’s security.

Here the list:

  1. NoScript

    Winner of the “2006 PC World World Class Award”, this tool provides extra protection to your Firefox.

    It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site, guarding your “trust boundaries” against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS) and Clickjacking attempts, thanks to its unique ClearClick technology.

    Such a preemptive approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality…



  2. BetterPrivacy

    Several members recommended BetterPrivacy as the best way to control Flash cookies. Flash cookies are difficult to remove, do not expire, and can re-create deleted HTTP cookies. After much testing, I know BetterPrivacy works, whereas controlling Flash cookies using Adobe’s Web site is questionable.



  3. AdBlock Plus
    364487-190-46

    AdBlock Plus is not a security add-on. But I would not surf the Web without it. Blocking all ads, especially those bandwidth-hogging banner ads. Web pages pop up almost immediately. Try it once and you will never leave it.



  4. LinkExtend

    LinkExtend provides meta-site-ratings for computer safety, child safety, company ethics, and popularity. Safety results come from eight online services giving you a safer browsing experience. Site links, titles, files and reviews are also included.


  5. WOT

    Web of Trust warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory.



  6. BugMeNot

    BugMeNot is a service that provides login information for sites that require a login. It is mostly used for sites that you don’t want to register just for one occasion. All logins are submitted by users, and the logins can be marked as “working” or “not working”. A working ratio of lower than 50% removes the login from BugMeNot.

    Note that this search plugin does not have any kind of affiliation with BugMeNot. And, the quality of the results completely depends on BugMeNot.



  7. PhishTank SiteChecker

    PhishTank SiteChecker gives Firefox users a way to bring the community judgment of PhishTank (http://www.phishtank.com/) into their favorite browser, for extra protection against phishing.

1 Comment

  1. Connie Ham

    Excellent list of Add-on’s. I didn’t realize PhishTank had a plug-in, thank you for the tip.

    Reply

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