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Top 7 best Cyber Security Firefox Add-ons

A Complete list of Best Firefox Add-ons For Desktop


Internet is the fastest and one of the best way for getting information about anything. We all use it to communicate with people around the globe, for banking, online gaming, dating shopping and much more. The number of internet users is increasing rapidly.  As the use of the internet is increasing, the number of cyber crimes like phishing, data mining, crypto jacking is also increasing. This all happen because we are not much aware of these things.

Hello Friends, Welcome back today I’ll be talking about top 5 best Firefox add-ons for desktop that will enhance your online browsing security. First of all, If you don’t know about add-ons then don’t worry In my earlier article, I have described in deep about Add-ons you can see by clicking here. Ok! then, let’s see all the add-ons one by one.

1. HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere is a joint product of The Tor Project and Electronic Frontier Foundation. This extension is available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browser and it provides you encrypted communication with many sites. It activates HTTPS automatically on the supported web pages. it can also block the unencrypted parts of the websites if you ask it to do so. Don’t be confused that it provides you HTTPS on any website, it’s all upon the website owners if they offer HTTPS or HTTP connection on their websites.

2. No Script Security Suit

In my previous article, I discussed crypto jacking or web mining where I had explained how some websites use some JavaScript on their website to mine Cryptocurrencies. This extension gives you powers to block the suspicious scripts on any website or you can block JavaScript on entire site. It’s really a powerful extension tool that protects you from many cyber mining web pages

3. McAfee WebAdvisor

McAfee WebAdvisor is again a powerful tool. It protects you from many online threats and frauds like opening insecure web pages. It warns when you visit any unsafe/unprotected web page. Sometimes a sudden webpage opens that is actually an ads site that redirects you on some awkward and unsafe website, in this case, this extension blocks the link and gives you warning of risks of visiting the page where you can block the page before it opens.

4. Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker

Ghostery is a wonderful extension, that bloggers Matt Kapko at computer world also included it in his 14 best add-ons list. It protects you from those websites that have tracking scripts especially advertising companies that always try to use your data in their profit. With this extension, you can do a lot of things such as, if a website is trying to track you then Ghostery will identify the site and then it will provide you option to opt-out or read the terms and conditions of the website. With the help of it, you can also block some scripts of the website that may track you.

5. Cookie Manager

Everything you do on the internet is stored in the form of cookies. It includes all the sensitive details like usernames, passwords, transaction details and much more. If you do not manage your cookies in a good way then it is extremely dangerous for you. With the help of Cookie manager, you can manage your cookies as the name suggests. You can edit, delete, modify your cookie to make sure that no one can misuse your data. There is another a good cookie manager extension named Better Privacy, it also does the same thing for you.

6. Facebook Container

We all know that Facebook collects our data. None of us is unaware of Facebook’s recent data breach scandal. Facebook can collect data from other opened tabs. If you have opened Facebook in one tab and many other websites in other tabs, It is quite possible that Facebook is collecting all your data. Now, this becomes necessary to stop Facebook from collecting all the data from the browser. You can check out the Facebook’s cookie policy. Ok! let’s talk about Facebook Container add-on. Actually, it deletes Facebook cookies. When you log in to your Facebook account Extension keeps all its data into a separate container. This makes it harder for Facebook to track other website’s data from your browser.

 

7. DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

DuckDuckGo is a search engine which is popularly known for its no tracking feature. According to DuckDuckGo, it doesn’t track user’s data like search history, browsing history etc. DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials does same for you. It forces webpages to use encryption, blocks tracking scripts. It mainly targets advertising agencies because they use cookies the most. They track us the most so they can use those data to target us for advertising.