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FB Phishing Protector

FB Phishing ProtectorThis add-on protects you from phishing or scams (through XSS injection attacks) while you’re on Facebook – Version 4.2 introduces a Tracking Protection feature as well. This add-on is designed to protect you against them. Facebook Phishing Protector will warn you when an unusual activity is detected, such as a script injection attempt or a website other than Facebook requesting your credentials.

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Do Not Track Button Coming to Firefox

Cookie TrackingBy early next year, Mozilla promises that cloaking your internet activity will become much easier.  Technology that supports something like a "Do Not Track" button will be delivered soon.  So what is this all about and doesn’t Firefox already keep people from tracking you?

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Learn More About Firefox 3’s Site Identification Button

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Taking a deeper look at the new site identification button inside of Firefox 3, dria.org does a good job at taking it apart and showing you what it is all about.  Honestly, it takes the padlock in browsers past and puts a whole new useful spin on it.   No longer is it just a yes or no answer on if a site is safe.  You get all kinds of useful information delivered right to you in a way you have yet to see in a next generation browser.

Check out more about Firefox 3: Site Identification button!

Make Firefox Safe and Secure

Now I do come from the camp of folks that say that Firefox is mainly safe because it is not the tallest nail getting hit at this moment. Internet Explorer is harder hit on by those who wish to do you harm, so that is one reason why it is less safe than Firefox.

On the other hand though, Firefox is a “stupider” browser (no offense to my Mozilla friends) so it is harder for deviants out there to get it to do their evil deeds. No matter if you like Firefox or not, you have to admit there are a lot of great extensions out there that can make your browsing a lot safer. Nothing beats common sense, but having some of these extensions installed should be a good first line of defense.

+ Check Out All 9 Firefox Security Extensions!

Locationbar 2

I have never seen much editing or tweaking done with the address bar inside of Firefox. Maybe people are afraid of messing with what works? Maybe folks just like it the way it is? No matter what the reason might be – it has not been done before till now. I have been playing with Locationbar 2 today and I have to say it is pretty neat. Some of the features include:

  • Decodes URLs for better readability
  • Hides featureless parts of URLs
  • Reduces the spoofing risks of URLs

+ Learn More About and Install the Locationbar 2 Extension for Firefox!