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.

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PermaTabs

The problem is that you need to have one or two Web sites open in Firefox all of the time. There just isn’t a way of getting this done by default. What is the solution? You need to download and install the PermaTabs Firefox extension. It allows you to turn any tab of your choosing into a “permanent” tab that can not be closed.

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UnPlug – Video Download Tool

unplug.jpgThe VideoDownloader Firefox extension has been getting a lot of buzz lately, so I thought I would look at an alternative way of downloading media content via your favorite Web site. The UnPlug Firefox extension scans web pages and tells you where things like media players and other embedded objects are getting their data from, and displays it as a simple hyperlink.

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Firefox 2 Alpha 3 Review

The folks over at Mozilla Links have a nice in-depth look at the new Firefox 2 Alpha 3 release. Instead of touching on all the things already covered before, they only focus on things that are new to this alpha 3 release. It is very interesting to read through if you are not brave enough to install the newest release yourself, just yet.

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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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WebCrumbz

WebCrumbz says that they, “Refind links you never knew you’d need, to those you never knew”. So what does that really mean? They keep track of your history, and serve you up your own version of the Web. If you want to travel outside the box, you can also check out what other users have been visiting as well.

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Swarm Through the Web

SwarmHere is another neat way of watching what everybody else is browsing:

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.

Go grab the extention and join in on the fun!

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Web Search Pro

Everybody is searching these days. If your not searching for data, then you are searching for a better way to search. The entire thing seems like a cycle that nobody will break anytime soon. If you feel like your stuck in a search engine rut, then check out Web Search Pro.

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Total Validator

We have all seen validators (either on Web sites or in extensions) before. What if you could do all that validating fun all in one spot? That would be a real time saver, wouldn’t it? The Total Validator Firefox extension does just that. It is a five in one validating monster.

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