Security and Privacy Add-ons
About this Collection
A collection of excellent security and privacy-related Firefox add-ons.
7 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 The premiere ad-blocking software for use with Firefox.
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 The premiere script-blocking software for use with Firefox.
Encrypt the web! HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the https: prefix.
Collector's Note An excellent utility to force an HTTPS connection on a select number of common websites (Google, Facebook, Twitter, most of Amazon, Wikipedia, and a few others) Easy to use for non-technical users as you can just install and go without any further configuration, but more advanced users may be better off with Force-TLS/STS UI. [HTTPS Everywhere supports Firefox 3.5.x-4.x+].
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 Take control of Flash cookies and DOM storage objects with BetterPrivacy.
Fight the text ads! Element Hiding Helper is a companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier.
Collector's Note (To be used in conjunction with "Adblock Plus")
Force-TLS helps you manage sites that must be loaded over HTTPS only. Strict-Transport-Security is built into Firefox, but without a UI; this lets you import/export and manage these settings.
Collector's Note An excellent utility to force an HTTPS connection on user-defined websites. (It won't work everywhere, only on user-defined sites that also happen to support SSL). This add-on is geared towards power users, you may want to consider "HTTPS Everywhere" otherwise. [Force-TLS supports Firefox 3.5.x-3.6.x]