Browser - Online Privacy and Security
About this Collection
Working on the Internet increases one's vulnerability to various forms of online attacks. The following add-ons helps to prevent and limit these attacks.
13 Add-ons in this Collection
Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.
Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).
Collector's Note Website advertisement and pop-ups can be a real nuisance and quite frustrating, when conducting online research. This add-on prevents websites from displaying pesky advertisements and pop-ups. It also allows you to tweak various settings, when required to allow for pop-up's that is essential for effective website interactive activities.
The best security you can get in a web browser!
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
Collector's Note There is some dubious websites that run Java applets, scripts and macros in the background that collects all kinds of data, provide hooks for third party attacks or drop malicious software on your computer. NoScript is essential to prevent these apps from unauthorised execution in your browser. NoScript has numerous settings that can be tweaked to suit your specific browsing needs.
Increase your browsing privacy, protection, and speed.
Collector's Note Trackers are used to collect data and statistics on a user's surfing habits. This isn't, in principle, such a bad idea, because it provides information to improve website performance and services. BUT, some trackers is developed to track behaviours in order to collect information, which is then used for less than honest purposes. Ghostery is an add-on which allows one to identify trackers and provide you with the option to either allow or disallow tracking of your website activities.
Find out which websites you can trust. WOT adds intuitive traffic light-style icons next to search results and URLs so you can decide whether to visit a site:
• Green – The site is trusted
• Yellow – Be cautious
• Red – Online threats detected
Collector's Note For evil to prevail, good man just have to do nothing. WOT - Safe Surfing is an online collaboration platform, which allows people to rate the quality level of a website. By using this add-on, we all can contribute to identify those websites that are a menace to internet users (i.e. the online society) and those that is save to visit. The WOT - Safe Surfing add-on allows us to collectively maintain an online quality assurance function for the World Wide Web.
Control a new, trickier kind of cookie, better known as an LSO or Flash cookie. The BetterPrivacy safeguard offers various ways to handle Flash-cookies created by webpages with the help of your Flash plug-in...
Collector's Note Some websites, make use of "super cookies" to track visitor behaviours, which normally cannot be detected by cookie management apps. BetterPrivacy is an add-on that fills this gap and allow one to also manage these "super cookies" via certain settings and options.
Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that enables you to see the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. Using interactive visualizations, Lightbeam shows you the relationships between these third parties and the sites you visit.
Collector's Note When we exercise extreme care in maintaining online privacy and security, its a good practice to frequently check, if your your present measures is still up to standard and provide you with the required privacy and security. The Collusions add-on is a very handy tool to frequently monitor the "results" of your present privacy and security settings, in order to make in time corrections, if and when necessary.
BlockSite is an extension, which automagically blocks websites of your choice. Additionally, this extension will disable all hyperlinks to these websites, by just displaying the link text without the clicking functionality.
A must have tool for Web Developers and Testers to Manage and monitor web cookies.
Export / Backup
Import / Restore
Available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian languages.
Collector's Note Cookies is a very useful app that website use to track your activies on the site. However, some websites isn't noble in their intention to drop cookies on your computer. The Advanced Cookie Manager has various settings and options which allows a person to decide which cookies s/he would allow to remain on his/her computer. Thus, a person can decide, which activities s/he will allow websites to track and which activities remain private.
F.B. Purity hides the ads, app spam and other annoying clutter from your facebook news feed, lets you increase the font size, change colours plus many more features and generally makes Facebook a lot less annoying to use.
Collector's Note Presently FaceBook is the most popular and useful online social media platform. However, it is also the target of many people/organisations that misuse FaceBook functions to further their own selfish agendas. The F.B. Purity - Cleans Up Facebook add-on provide Facebook users with the option to additionally tweak specific notifications and displays to enhance available FaceBook security settings.
Adds the ability to create and edit entries in the password manager.
Collector's Note Managing password changes and login details, takes awhile to "convince" Firefox to "edit" password or login details. One has to delete a username/password combination and start from scratch to "train" Firefox to understand the updated username/password version. This is quite a time consuming and frustrating exercise, especially after failing for the 5th time. With the Saved Password Editor add-on, the process of managing username/password combinations is a breeze, just edit/delete already saved username/password. A handy add-on when you are frequently required to update your password list.
Be in control of which cross-site requests are allowed. Improve the privacy of your browsing by not letting other sites know your browsing habits. Secure yourself from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and other attacks.
Collector's Note Many websites request information from a third party website to populate certain pages with information. If not careful, this could bridge your present privacy and security settings. The RequestPolicy add-on, by default, disable all website requests and provide you with the opportunity to decide which request you will allow.
Secure Login is an extension for Firefox integrated password manager.
Collector's Note Now a days, especially with increased internet and online activities, Usernames and Passwords are a prime target for hackers. To protect yourself against this threat and prevent online exposure as a result of username/password theft. It is strongly advice to have a unique username/password combination for each site you login to. Unfortunately, to maintain many unique login combinations, can present one with many problems. Luckily, the Secure Login add-on provide the option to maintain and encrypted list of username/password combinations for each website and one is able to login to various websites with a click of a button.