Discussion in 'other software & services' started by vasa1, Apr 25, 2012.
HTTPS Everywhere by far...
Favourite? That's a tricky one! I've recently removed a few extensions for lightness. If I could only have one it would have to be ABP. It's the first thing I install on a fresh browser. I really like Stylish as well.
Mine is NoScript. With this add-on alone, you could have many functions in Firefox available
-Adblocking (Yup, NoScript does block ads, although not all)
-Click to play plugins
-Sanitize cross-sites suspicious request
-HTTPS enforcing and Secure cookies
-ABE (Application Bounderies Enforcer) A simple rule like:
will make it so that unencrypted third party objects will not be loaded.
-etc... (There is really many function, too many to mention. lol)
Yes, I agree. ABP may be the first thing I install ... but NoScript is the second.
Yep, NoScript is one of the greatest addons that exist for Firefox.
So, be careful with those ones.
Thanks for the heads up, . Does RequestPolicy protects me with that? (Well I'm not really paranoid with tracking, lol). For me RequestPolicy is my second favorite. Can't wait for version 1 to be released.
anyway to disable this in NoScript?
That's where looking at the log of connections at least once in a while helps. m00nbl00d had posted ways of doing it with Chrome recently. I do it with Privoxy.
Here's the link to m00nblood's post: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2043785&postcount=3
i had a look at m00nbl00d's post but it looks like rocket science to me.
When I used Firefox, my favorite add-ons/extensions were the following....
WOT (Web Of Trust)
ABP - Ad-Block Plus
I recently made the switch to Maxthon, because it has a built-in Ad-Block Plus, but it's called Ad-Hunter....It's basically the same exact thing. Since Maxthon doesn't support the WOT extension, I was able to take advantage of WOT results via DuckDuckGo Secure Search custom settings, without the need of it's extension (I also added the Bookmarklet for out of DuckDuckGo searches). It works out quite well, and I have no extensions to bother with. Maxthon is an amazing browser once you get use to it....It is definitely way more faster than FireFox IMO.
My favorite is LiveClick.
That's how I found some crawling and sneaky bugs. Also coming from my ISP, and I had no bloody idea.
I'm going to have to give Privoxy a run one of these days. I actually downloaded the installer a few weeks back.
If you ever do, I'm sure we'll all benefit from your findings
I've used it in a very limited way mainly for blocking content and scripts and not at all for the "privacy" aspect.
i like this one best -
it lets you search the domain you're on either by highlighting it and searching with the context menu or entering it in to the browser search box and clicking on the button it adds there.
i got a lot of other great ones too
ABP and noscript.........
Oh yeah, I forgot all about SmoothWheel. This is a real 'must have' on a notebook/laptop IMO. It will soon be incorporated into Firefox/SeaMonkey.
+1 Noscript and ABP.
I tried WOT but all it gave me was false positive after false positive like a Hemorrhoid from hell, I swear competitors take advantage of it to make safe sites look untrusted, guess its their easy way to rid their selves of the competition. I think ill just stick with Sandboxie, OpenDNS, PeerBlock, and spybot search and destroy, to help block malicious sites, and if something looks fishy I will search for real reviews about it, not just some hater reviews on WOT.
I know this is not a thread about WOT, so if you want to debate WOT please start a new thread so this one dont get Hijacked into a big WOT discusion.......
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