12 Of The Best Firefox Security Add-Ons!

Mozilla’s Firefox is crisp and easy to operate making it by far one of the most preferred of web browsers. The fact that it supports a plethora of add-ons makes it an added choice for web users around the world. Security is a mayor concern while browsing. Not to worry, there are a number of excellent add-ons that will make your browsing experience safer.

 

1. Beef TACO

A Firefox add-on to opt-out of ad networks. Sets permanent opt-out cookies to stop behavioral advertising for 100+ different advertising networks: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft to name a few.

2.SpamAvert.com

Allows you to right-click any text field on any website, and paste a free, one-time e-mail address from Spamavert.com. These disposable addresses comes in handy when registering on websites you don’t trust. The extension also opens the Spamavert.com mailbox and waits for new e-mail for the address it generated for you.

3.BugMeNot

Activate the extension by right-clicking on a user name and/or password field of a site that asks for registration. BugMeNot will log in for you automatically using user-submitted passwords. Features: multiple login attempts, failure reporting, and auto-submittal.

4.NoScript

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), cross-zone DNS rebinding / CSRF attacks (router hacking), and Clickjacking attempts.

5.BetterPrivacy

Better Privacy serves to protect against special longterm cookies, a new generation of ‘Super-Cookie’, which silently conquered the Internet. This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research.

6.LastPass

Only remember one password – your LastPass master password. Save all your usernames and passwords to LastPass, and it will autologin to your sites and sync your data everywhere you need it.

7.AdBlock Plus

The add-on is supported by over forty filter subscriptions in dozens of languages which automatically configure it for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains.

8.Web of Trust (WOT)

WOT is a website reputation and review service that helps you make informed decisions about whether to trust a website or not when you are searching, shopping or surfing online.

9.BrowserProtect

Today’s internet landscape include a new threat even from presumably legitimate downloads. Configuration changes (or hijacks) have gone into mainstream habits of software publishers. That’s where BrowserProtect comes to rescue. It monitors your browser against homepage and search hijacks.

10.QuickJava

Easily turn on or off Java, Javascript, Cookies, Animated Images, Flash, Silverlight, Stylesheets, Proxy and Automatic loading of images from the Statusbar and/or the Toolbar without having to open the Options or Plugins dialog.

11.Close’n forget

Close the current tab and forget about the visit : suppress the cookies related to the current page and, if configured, the whole domain from the history.

12.Ghostery

It’s the web’s largest, most comprehensive and most user-friendly privacy tool. An easy add-on for every major browser and available as an iPad and iPhone app, Ghostery helps people around the world understand and control more than 1,600 trackers that are tracking them when they browse.

 
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