Firefox security settings and add-ons

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by flyted, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. flyted

    flyted Registered Member

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    Yeah I know there's a very long similar thread, except being new to Firefox I am only interested in security add-ons and the various settings to use with Firefox overall. The other various add-ons, while I'm sure are useful, at this point I just want to make the most of Firefox. So far I love it and wish I would have left IE a long time ago. Thanks
     
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    Thanks, thats a good start. In tools/options/advanced/encryption, I haven't figured out what that does yet, even after reading the help file. Anything of use there or is it all automatic?
     
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    I believe they refer to secure protocols used by bank sites etc. Please someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    flyted,
    ThunderZ is correct. Mostly default, automatic settings in the Encryption tab yet make sure that both Use SSL 3.0 and Use TTL 1.0 are checked. Also, under the Certificates section > When a server requests my personal certificate: the Ask me every time option should be selected.

    Transport Layer Security, from Wikipedia
     
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    Hi, with Opera there was a setting to "Turn off Referrer" I can find addons for FF that allow right click open site without referrer, but I can't find a simple on/off for referrer info. Anybody found one? Thanx

    Edit: Would you believe it, the very next one I try after posting has this feature, so in case anyone else is interested
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/953
     
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