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.
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Would you like to know which websites are safe and which website you can trust? The Webutation add-on shows you the reputation of a site with a simple green/yellow/red icon and scans websites against virus and bad user feedback. Works similar to WOT.
The add-on Master Password+ will give you new enhancements to build up the master password feature inside of Firefox. It locks the master security device on demand or after a specific time. You can also have it prompt it to activate when Firefox is started up.
The HTTP Nowhere extension adds a button to your Firefox toolbar that lets you disable all unencrypted web requests and only permit those you choose. When URLs are blocked, an indicator appears on the button and you can then choose to allow or ignore them in the future. You can also manually manage your allowed and ignored URLs and quickly switch between enabled (red) and disabled (gray) mode.
The TrustMyWeb add-on can help you to have a safe Internet browsing attitude by checking the status in your Firefox status bar. Without disturbing your Internet browsing, just check if the bullet in your status bar is green and go on!
HTTPS Finder automatically detects and enforces HTTPS connections when available. It also provides one-click creation and in-browser editing for HTTPS Everywhere rules.
Want a little more control over your browsing? RequestPolicy is an extension that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are allowed by webpages you visit.
AnonymoX is an initiative for anonymization in the internet and a great Firefox add-on too. The aim is to restore the users right of anonymity in the web. Most websites monitor the behavior of their users, giving the websites hosts the ability to analyze the general users behavior and create detailed user profiles, which often times are sold to third parties.
Need to see your password to see if the one Firefox saved is correct? I run into that problem a lot – especially since I use a lot of passwords in my day to day life. One great extension for Firefox that will let you see your passwords as you enter them on a page is Show My Password.