Five free Firefox add-ons for the security conscious user
If you are a serious browser/user of the web, you know Mozilla Firefox is tops when it comes to remaining secure. But even Firefox is not perfect. There are always ways to improve the already outstanding security in the open source browser with add-ons. The Firefox add-on library is massive and includes nearly any additional feature you could want. Included in the library is an ever-growing number of security add-ons. For those that do not want to wade through the tide of installable features, I have brought together five of my favorite security add-ons for Firefox. With these five added features, you should find that Firefox will meet your highest security standards (within reason of course).
Each of these add-ons are free and can be found (and installed) from Firefox's add-ons manager.
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There's a program that creates a separate Firefox profile called JonDoFox that I sometimes use in conjunction with JonDo. JonDo is a program that allows a user to "anonymously' surf the web, but JonDoFox has a number of secure features built into that are worth checking out.
Here are some links for JonDo and JonDoFox respectively:
Using these five in tandem is causing a slow-down to match anything in IE. I'm not sure there is much worthwhile here.
Perhaps Wallen's enthusiasm for Linux or Ubuntu exceeds his journalistic responsibilities ...?
Ironically, I couldn't get this slideshow to work in Firefox until I figured out that Disconnect was the culprit! Had to whitelist techrepublic...