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TrustWatch

Trust with a Web site is a hard thing to build, if you do not know who runs the Web site or what they are after exactly. Going through random Google searches, you are bound to trip over a bad Web site every once in a while. How can you tell if a search link is good or bad? You need the TrustWatch Search Extension by GeoTrust.

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Leak Monitor

Think Firefox is a little leaky? Well, put down that phone and leave your plumber alone. I have an extension for you that will help you figure out where your leaks are coming from. The Leak Monitor Firefox extension ops up an alert dialog to warn chrome and extension developers about one particular type of leak. It warns when chrome windows close but leave other code pointing at their JavaScript objects.

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Is Firefox 2.0 a Google Mole?

Right off the bat, I think this is a little silly and playing a little too much chicken little. In Firefox 2, Google’s new “safe browsing” features seem to have more than a few folks ticked off. Why? It is because Google will control the list of Web sites that may be “miscreants”. So we want fixes to the problem, but we don’t want one person to be solving the problem? This is like calling a plumber to fix a leak and telling him to bring three or four buddies to make sure he did his job right.

[Threadwatch.org - Is Firefox 2.0 a Google Mole?]

Useful Security Extensions for Firefox

There are a lot of Firefox extensions out there that make your browsing experience a whole heck of a lot safer. Do you know what each one does and how it protects you? Sure you could go find them all yourself and do your homework. That would be the hard way around things. I ran across a great list of seven security related Firefox goodies over at the CERIAS Weblogs you need to check out.

[Check Out the Full List of Security Extensions!]

Mozilla to End Support for Older Firefox Versions

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I guess this is one good reason to upgrade Firefox to the latest and greatest version.

Mozilla is expected to release a bunch of security fixes and other updates to its Firefox Web browser next week, but it won’t be issuing any updates for people still using older versions of Firefox from the 1.0 family (the current and final version is 1.0.8).

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CookieSafe

Everybody seems to be worried about cookies these days. Not the ones your grandmother makes, the ones that keep data about what you are doing on your browser. So how can you keep a better track of what these cookies are doing? Give CookieSafe a shot. CookieSafe gives control of your cookies back over to you.

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Create Disposable E-mail Addresses

Ever been to a Web site where you wanted more information, but didn’t want to give up your personal E-mail account? Creating a disposable E-mail address for those Web sites is a good way to protect the E-mail accounts you like the most.

Without disposable E-mail accounts, you are bound to run into endless amounts of spam and garbage. Minus the cape and funny tights, here comes the Create Disposable E-Mail Address Firefox extension.

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