What are your Firefox security extensions?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by MrBrian, Jul 29, 2009.

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  1. MrBrian

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    What security-related Firefox extensions do you use? Please list only security-related Firefox extensions.

    My list:

    Adblock Plus
    BetterPrivacy
    KeyScrambler
    LastPass
    LinkExtend - configured for only context menu-accessible website reputation ratings, using website reputation services WOT, McAfee SiteAdvisor, Google Safe Browsing, and 4 others
    NoScript
    Perspectives
    WOT (Web of Trust)
     
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  2. tsec

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    NoScript
    AdBlock Plus
    Foxy Proxy
    Ghostery
    RefControl
    Perspectives
    BetterPrivacy

    I really should have a look at WoT sometime as well.
     
  3. dw426

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    Noscript

    Adblock Plus

    Better Privacy

    Ghostery

    TACO

    WOT
     
  4. webster

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    WOT
    Finjan Secure Browsing
    Quick Java
    Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)
    Ghostery
    BetterPrivacy
    Adblock Plus
     
  5. GlobalForce

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    None. I merely mind who's on the page.
     
  6. JohnnyDollar

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    WOT
    Adblock Plus
    Keyscrambler
    Secure Login
    TrackMeNot
    BetterPrivacy
    Scroogle SSL search engine (not really an addon)
     
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  7. JohnnyDollar

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    Probably more of an anti-annoyance. It works great though.
     
  8. dw426

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    Well, quite a few ads these days serve as a vehicle for drive by downloads, so, it COULD be a security extension (yes I'm aware there's more to it than just the ad itself, but if the ad is blocked, it can't do anything to you).
     
  9. JohnnyDollar

    JohnnyDollar Guest

    I used to use noscript which is a very powerful security addon but, it was a little too much for me. I got tired of configuring the protection for new web sites.
     
  10. skism

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    i'm subscribed to malware domains list so it's a security extension for me :thumb:
     
  11. JRViejo

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    Besides AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, NoScript and Perspectives, I find LongURL Mobile Expander indispensable in knowing where a link is going to take me before clicking it, especially those TinyURL links found in social networking sites.
     
  12. innerpeace

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    NoScript
    AdBlock Plus
     
  13. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Same here!

    PS: Excellent thread MrBrian! The posts here have already given me some great ideas for other possible extensions!
     
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  14. firzen771

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    NoScript
    AdBlock Plus
     
  15. Boost

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    AdBlock Plus
     
  16. IceCube1010

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    The only 2 you really need IMHO.
    Ice
     
  17. hamzah95

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    Adblock Plus:thumb: :thumb:
    Keyscrambler:thumb: :thumb:
     
  18. Pinga

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  19. Tunerz

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    Just Adblock Plus and NoScript.
     
  20. dja2k

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    Firefox 3.5.1

    Adblock Plus
    Better Privacy
    Customize Google
    KeyScrambler
    ShowIP
    TACO
    TrackMeNot
    WOT


    dja2k
     
  21. MaB69

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    Hi,

    NoScript
    RefControl
    Secure Login
    WOT

    More privacy related :
    Cookie Monster

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  22. Pedro

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    Security, Privacy and related:

    - BetterPrivacy
    http://netticat.ath.cx/extensions.html
    "Super-Cookie Safeguard"
    - Controle de Scripts
    http://controledescripts.mozdev.org/
    Improves your JavaScript control.
    - CS Lite
    http://addons.mozilla.org
    Control cookie permissions.
    - CustomizeGoogle
    http://www.customizegoogle.com/
    Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
    - Ghostery
    http://www.ghostery.com/
    Ghostery identifies and allows you to block the 3rd parties (web bugs) that are hidden on the current page you're visiting. Web bugs include ad networks, behavioral data collectors and web analytics providers.
    - HttpFox
    http://code.google.com/p/httpfox/
    An HTTP analyzer addon for Firefox
    - NoScript
    http://noscript.net
    Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java (and other plugins) only for trusted domains of your choice (e.g. your home-banking web site). This whitelist based pre-emptive blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality… Experts will agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript :)
    - Perspectives
    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~perspectives/
    Securely bypasses Firefox HTTPS security
    errors by verifying certificates using a collection of
    Network Notaries.
    - RefControl
    http://www.stardrifter.org/refcontrol/
    Control what gets sent as the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.
    - RequestPolicy
    http://www.requestpolicy.com/
    Control which cross-site requests are allowed. Improve the privacy of your browsing. Secure yourself from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and other attacks.
    - User Agent Switcher
    http://chrispederick.com/work/user-agent-switcher/
    Adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser.
    :D
     
  23. Joliet Jake

    Joliet Jake Registered Member

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    Adblock and I've no problems in years so wont bother with filling Firefox with add ons.
     
  24. wembleyy

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  25. Someone

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    Adblock Plus, WOT and NoScript set to allow sites globally.
     
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