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.
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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.
Afraid somebody is peeking at your browsing habits behind you? Don’t have time to shut down Firefox the right way? The Panic Button extension for Firefox provides the quickest way to hide all the browser buttons in a stroke of the mouse.
Time and time again, people have suggested that you use multiple passwords for multiple websites. Using the same password over and over again might eventually lead you to trouble – should one of the many accounts you have across the Web ever be compromised. The Password Reuse Visualizer is, if nothing else, a great reminder of this.
By 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?