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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    5 Tools To Bulletproof Firefox

    *Good tips, Good extensions*


    http://www.techweb.com/showArticle.j...SSfeed_TechWeb


    By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb Technology News

    Spyware, adware, drive-by downloads, phish blitzes, malware of all stripes, they all have one thing in common: they reach your computer through the wide open door that is your browser.
    If the most important step you can take to secure your system is to use a secure browser -- advice held by everyone apparently, including Microsoft, which is working feverishly on IE 7 to close the years'-long security gap it created by not keeping the app up to date -- then the second step is to lock down the browser beyond what it offers out of the box, and/or learn how to use the security tools it does provide.

    Firefox, which recently regained some of its market share momentum, fits the bill as a secure browser (more secure, anyway, than IE 6.x, its prime competitor).

    We've wrapped up the second step for you by sniffing out five tools -- four extras and one integrated -- that we see as the most important security add-ons.

    Now when malware and spyware and adware walk through the door, you can tell them

    Not so fast, buddy. I'm Firefox armed and dangerous.

    More at the link

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Nice find Rik!

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    Using a couple now. I had to allow techzonez because the quicklinks would not work otherwise
    I also use a ssl certification validation tool, which I started to test today. Which fits nicely with the McAfee too.

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    Good post.

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    And don't forget an issue that I was having with the "No Script" extension awhile back http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15868 which was blocking some of the Quick link features. It was doing it again so had to allow this site.

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    Do you think this site is safe?

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    Great find.. nice little tricks and treasures Techzonez safe?!

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    Enabled Extensions: [18]
    - Adblock Plus 0.5.11.4
    - Back/Forward Dropdown Remover 1.0
    - BBCodeXtra 0.2.5.5
    - CoLT 2.2.1
    - CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 1.2.7
    - FireFoxMenuButtons 1.5.3
    - Menu Editor 1.2.2
    - MR Tech Local Install 5.2
    - NoScript 1.1.4.3
    - Paste Quote 0.3.1
    - PopupSound 0.1.4
    - Preferential 0.8.1
    - Remove Cookie(s) for Site 0.3
    - Smiley Xtra 4.1.0
    - SpellBound Development 0.9.8.20060108
    - Stop-or-Reload Button 0.2
    - Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.5
    - Tweak Network 1.1


    These are the extensions that I use plus SpywareBlaster.

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