Firefox Safe Browsing Extension
Do you know there are many phishing websites, tracking cookies and online malicious script might stolen your web browser privacy data ? Or does your firefox browser are safe enough to prevent this internet malicious thread ? I believe most of us also can’t confirm this that our web browser privacy data are safe or not.
But no worries, we will look at the firefox safe browsing extension introduction can make Firefox browser more safer place to access personal and confidential information online.
Firefox Safe Browsing Extension
As most of us are aware about the storage of some kind of cookies by all the websites in your browser, which is basically used to track the login credentials and preferences. Apart from this there is one more type of cookies called as the Flash Cookies which cannot be flushed just by deleting the browser history. To take care of this we can use “Better Privacy”. This will flush the Flash cookies every time you come out of the browser. BetterPrivacy is a Firefox addon that is able to delete a special kind of cookies: Local Shared Objects in short LSO’s which are placed on your computer by a Flash plugin.
Why are LSO’s harmful?
- They are never expiring – staying on your computer for an unlimited time.
- By default they offer storage of 100 KB (compare: Usual cookies 4 KB).
- Browsers are not aware of those cookies; LSO’s usually cannot be removed by browsers.
- Via Flash they can access and store highly specific personal and technical information (system, user name).
- Ability to send the stored information to the appropriate server, without user’s permission.
- flash applications do not need to be visible to the user
- There is no easy way to tell which flash-cookie sites are tracking you.
- Shared folders allow cross-browser tracking, all browsers use the same LSO folder
- The company doesn’t provide a user-friendly way to manage LSO’s, in fact it’s incredible cumbersome.
- Many domains and tracking companies make extensive use of flash-cookies.
- Flash-cookies are used to re-create data of deleted traditional cookies.
This firefox safe browsing add-on is provided by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The basic functionality of this Add-on is to fore Firefox to communicate with a number of sites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia more securely using HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). There is a small problem with this that most of the websites includes a lot of content from third party domain that is not available over HTTPS. So basically this Add-on will work for the sites which allows HTTPS and not for others.
The job of this Add-on is to keep a track of anything and everything you do on the web. It will find out if you are being tracked by Google Analytics, Facebook and 400 other Ad networks. Since it finds out if you are being tracked, it also finds the way to block the tracking and that will be keeping the Java Script intact. Apart from all these, it also allows you to block scripts from company that you don’t trust, block images and iframes and even delete the local shared object.
Web of trust is a firefox add-on which provides the traffic light indication for the sites which you can trust for filling in the sensitive credentials like the credit card details. The ratings provided in this are user generated and there is no need to login to any site to view the ratings. It will automatically reflect on the top right hand side corner of the search results of pages like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Web of Trust (WOT) ratings are provided by a global community of trust worthy customers by their individual experience. If you use this Add-on your browsing will be much safer.
You can use each of these safe browsing add-ons according to your convenience and keep your Browser safe and secured.
Simple Firefox security extension that remove all the cookies of currently opened site. This firefox extension adds an option to the Right Click menu of the page, and a toolbar button to perform this operation. It will displays the status of operation in the status bar.
Even you have installed these firefox safe browsing extension on your web browser, it doesn’t guarantee your privacy data 100 percent secure over the internet, At least, you can reduce the privacy stolen risk by doing some basic browser privacy data protection while doing web surfing.
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