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Five free Firefox add-ons for the security conscious user

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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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Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website getjackd.net.

3 comments
mijcar
mijcar

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 ...?

zwayne
zwayne

Ironically, I couldn't get this slideshow to work in Firefox until I figured out that Disconnect was the culprit! Had to whitelist techrepublic...