How to harden Firefox?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Feb22, Apr 17, 2009.

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  1. Feb22

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    Hi,

    I'm using Firefox right now,
    but I'm not sure which extensions I should use to harden it. :doubt:

    Only extensions I know is NoScript, Adblock Plus, WOT...

    Can you recommend me some extensions that hardens Firefox? o_O

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
  2. Feb22

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    Errrmm, which extensions should I use for cookies? :doubt:
     
  3. Rico

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  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    No reason to go overboard. Noscript is enough, for all practical purposes. If you really must, Adblock too. That's basically that. The rest is perks. Cookies are harmless. An interesting extension for SSL sites is Perspectives.
    Mrk
     
  6. Feb22

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    Thanks! :eek:
     
  7. Zeena

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    Hi Feb22 :)


    One Add On That I Really Like :D
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4429#reviews

    Basically!
    It stops Firefox from automatically filling in your User Name and Password for websites... Until you use your Key :cool:

    Note!
    It does Not store your passwords or collect any information about you :thumb:
    It simply works with the integrated.. Firefox - Password Manager


    I realised its security usefulness while reading this..
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/using-secure-login-in-firefox/

    Tip!
    1/ When you install it... The little key should automatically appear at the top of Firefox for you ;)
    Tip!
    2/ If you can't remember what websites you already have passwords for...
    While at the website login page -- You just hover your mouse pointer over the key :)
    If you have a password for a website...
    The log in box will become outlined ... & ... You then just click the key once to log in.
    If you don't have a password for a website...
    While at the website login page -- You just hover your mouse pointer over the key :doubt:
    And it will tell you Something Like... " No! Log In Information Available For This Website "
     
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  8. Joeythedude

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    Not hardening etc , but similar to last post , is lastpass.

    Plan on installing it myself sometime soon , when I stop reading wilders for a minute :)
     
  9. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    Feb22, not an extension for cookies, yet I have grown fond of Ghostery, an add-on that "watches the Web watching you."

    I second Mrkvonic's suggestion of Perspectives!
     
  10. L815

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    Personally, I find NoScript too much of a hassle for almost no reward (in my experience).

    Rather, I go with greasemonkey and get User Scripts for specific things I don't like (for example, google tracking). This way it disables it without bugging me about every site I want to allow (noscript).
     
  11. Feb22

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    Thanks all!
    I'll check it out. :p
     
  12. AKAJohnDoe

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    You might find this interesting reading as well.
     
  13. Feb22

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    Thanks!
    I find it quite old.
    However, it seems effective.
     
  14. AKAJohnDoe

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    The paper had to reflect mid-1980's technology in order to encompass Internet Explorer.
     
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  15. funkydude

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    Block 3rd party cookies in the default options.
     
  16. steve161

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    I've reached that point myself. I am now using adblock plus with the easy privacy list as a sort of substitute. Also use "quick java". It puts two buttons in the status bar to enable/disable java/javascript.
     
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