Security in Firefox

Continuing our posts about security, we’ll speak of a door, a window to the outside world that can be a potential security breach.
Let’s talk about how to protect our beloved Firefox browser.
I will present some extensions and one tip to improve security in Firefox.

1. Adblock Plus 1.1.3
Have you ever been annoyed with all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them. That’s what the plugin does: cut the advertisements. If at home you also zap the TV when it enters the advertising commercials…

2. BetterPrivacy 1.45
This will protect your system of cookies that can not be excluded, known as “super-cookies”.

3. NoScript 1.9.9.35
The best add on / plug for safety you can find in a web browser!
Allows you to block any script running in an HTML page, allowing active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

4. WOT – Safe Browsing Tool 20091028
Web of Trust(WOT) warns you about risky websites that cheat customers, they install malware or send spam. Million members of the WOT community sites  write about the sites, evaluating them for potential hazards / security flaws that could compromise a healthy browsing of the Internet.

5. Stealther 1.0.7
If there are times when you want to surf the web without leaving traces on the local computer, then this is the ideal extension for you. What it does is temporarily disable the following: Cookies, History, Downloads, Passwords, Forms and authenticated sessions.

6. Disable and prevent the installation of plugins in Firefox

      A. Open the Firefox browser on your computer.
      B. Type about: config in the address bar (where you type the URL of the websites).
      C. In the security warning screen click “I’ll be careful, I promise.”
      D. Scroll down and look for xpinstall.enabled. When you find it, right click and click on Toggle. Your status will change from True to False.
      E. Restart the Firefox browser (close and open again).

That’s it, now the browser will refuse to install add-ons and Plugins.
Another tip: If several people use the same computer, this procedure should be done to each one of the users.

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