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Your favourite Security related Firefox/Chrome plugins?


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#1 Hermesx

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

Just wondering about some good plugins for Chrome and or Firefox.

Examples such as - Noscript, Adblock, etc. :)


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/?src=userprofile

 

Has saved my bacon while Google searching more than once.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:13 PM

Many site rating vendors (i.e. McAfee SiteAdvisor, WOT) use a system of volunteer testers that continually patrol the Web to browse sites, download files, and enter information on sign-up forms. All the results are documented and supplemented with feedback from users, Web site owners, and analysis from their own employees. The advising site vendor then summarizes the results sometimes into a color-coded red, yellow and green ratings scale to help inform Web users as to the safety of each tested site. The use of such rating sites does not always guarantee an accurate rating of the results they provide.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:00 PM

I see that both of you have provided add-ons for Firefox.

In your opinion, Chrome vs Firefox. Who wins?


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

It's not a matter of winning...it's a matter of personal preference. I prefer Firefox.
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:22 AM

I'm quite partial to EFF's HTTPS Everywhere, basically when for sites that it has in its list that give the option of HTTP vs HTTPS it will always use HTTPS. It's a nice set it and forget it plugin.

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

 

Like quietman7 said, Ghostery is a pretty good one as well. Just read carefully when installing, there is a checkbox for whether or not they can sell your anonymous stats to advertisers. Preference is yours, just be aware that it is there.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:05 PM

As long as the stats being sold are anonymous that shouldn't be a privacy concern but yes folks should be aware.
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:43 PM

Check your Addons and Plugins. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

Important Note: Too many extensions and add-ons/plug-ins attached your browser can contribute to poor performance, Sometimes Add-ons cause browsers to quit unexpectedly or not perform properly especially, if it was poorly designed or was created for an earlier browser version. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can also impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing). Firefox/Chrome has several Troubleshooting topics related to identifying problem add-ons and extensions.
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