- This is an addendum to a Qualys blog post about securing your browser. Checking browser plugins is a good idea (Mozilla has their own webpage that does that for you  ) I don't think it's sufficient to call your browser "secure" ;)
- First, get the HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox and/or Chrome. No browser is complete without it :D
- -> https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
- This will rewrite unsafe HTTP links to HTTPS if the website supports SSL/TLS. This means your communications will be encrypted on your browser and decrypted on the web server. (Communications such as, your credit card data!)
- Second, install NoScript!
- -> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/
- Third, get AdBlock Edge!
- -> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/
- Fourth, get Disconnect!
- -> https://disconnect.me/
- Disconnect makes it harder for companies to spy on your online behavior from one website to another. I highly recommend it.
- And finally, get RequestPolicy.
- -> https://www.requestpolicy.com/
- There, now your browser is "secure". Next you should focus on securing your network and maybe using a VPN over Tor purchased with Bitcoins just to be safe? ;D
- Other URLs referenced in this pastebin:
-  - https://community.qualys.com/blogs/laws-of-vulnerabilities/2013/11/27/secure-your-browser-before-shopping-online
-  - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
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voodooKobra Nov 27th, 2013 178 Never
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