30c3 Browser Security Quickie
Firefox Extension you might want to consider installing:
HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by using a clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS.
Validate the grade of security of the SSL connection. The toolbar button will change color depending on the strength of encryption from red (weak) to green (strong). The drop down window shows a detailed summary of the SSL connection.
Your browser trusts many certification authorities and intermediate sub-authorities quietly, every time you enter an HTTPS web site. This add-on reveals when certificates are updated, so you can ensure it was a legitimate change.
Used by over a million people, Disconnect lets you visualize & block the invisible websites that track you
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
Control what gets sent as the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.
Be in control of which cross-site requests are allowed. Improve the privacy of your browsing by not letting other sites know your browsing habits. Secure yourself from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and other attacks.
Adblock Edge is a fork of the Adblock Plus version 2.1.2 extension for blocking advertisements on the web.
If you have any additions or comments, please let me know.
P.S. 2014-01-04: Ghostery is not in this list, as there is some controversy about it’s GhostRank feature.
Tagged as: 30c3, browser, plugin, psa, security | Author: Martin Leyrer
[Freitag, 20140103, 22:50 | permanent link | 2 Kommentar(e)