security extensions for firefox

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  1. Michael_aust

    Michael_aust Registered Member

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    Could you suggest some good security extensions that I should install to help make my firefox more secure. Only extensions availible on the official mozilla update site though please. I only know of one security update that spoofstick one to help you identify fake websites. anyothwrs I should install? Could you also tell me what they do because the deatisl about the exntions are a little vague it doesnt really tell you what they do if they are tool bars etc.

    thanks

    Michael:)
     
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    Michael_aust Registered Member

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    Or could you suggest any others way i can help make my firefox more secure at the moment i have dissabled; java, java script,websites to install software I do not have any plug ins installed for it either e.g. flash etc
    any suggestion

    thanks

    Michael :)
     
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    I found this thread very good about Adblock.

    HTH,
    Mike
     
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    hi thanks i did that thing with adblock as you suggested. It came up with a message saying it will be interpreted as a normal expression so i just clicked ok. waht esle can adblock do? As i understand it does it allow me to block images of a certin type from being loaded e.g. .gif, .bmp etc. Does it allow me to block images from certain sites from loading also?
     
  6. James234343

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    Hmm lots of extensions could be considered as enhancing privacy or security

    a)For privacy to wipe out browsing date

    x 0.6.3
    The Cleaner

    Might also consider not storing any history, or set cache size to zero.

    b) Against spoofing

    SpoofStick 1.05
    TrustBar 0.3
    FlagFox 1.1 (sort of)

    c) For policy zones much like in IE

    Policy Manager 1.3.2004081801
    and another other extension that makes it easy to turn on or off Java,javascript and/or cookies.

    d) For spoofing referers,useragent

    Besides turning referrers off (network.http.sendRefererHeader = 0), you could use

    spooFX 0.3,refspoof 0.6,useragent switcher

    e) cookie handling and adblocking

    Cookieculler, Cookiebutton, Privacy Fox 0.3.7 (summarises P3P info)
    Adblock etc.

    f) Others

    Download statusbar allows you to automate scanning of downloaded files with antiviruses

    Switchproxy and proxybutton makes switching between proxies easier.

    Adblock
     
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