[Rx] Foxfire Security Add-ons

ff001Life was simpler before we knew supposedly non-evil companies collected our every little click on the Internet and sold the data to the highest bidder.

Surfing the net, you can get tons of opinions but seldom a definitive answer on how to best protect yourself. It’s always an answer like, “it depends.” I’m not a security expert but this is what I use…

cookie2  Cookie AutoDelete

Control your cookies! Auto-delete unused cookies from your closed tabs while keeping the ones you want. When a tab closes, any cookies not being used are automatically deleted.
Whitelist the ones you trust while deleting the rest. Support for
Container Tabs. Just don’t forget to turn it on…

decentraleyes Decentraleyes

Protects you against tracking through “free”, centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.

HTTPS2. HTTPS Everywhere

Encrypt the web! HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the https: prefix. This extension can keep pieces from loading. Keep your eye out for “partials.”

NoScript NoScript

The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and
Clickjacking attacks, “Spectre”, “Meltdown” and other JavaScript exploits. This is the nuclear option. Seriously breaks sites until they’re tweaked.

privacy badger Privacy Badger

Protects your privacy by blocking spying ads and invisible trackers.

UBO2 uBlock Origin (UBO) 

An efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.

The interwebs make it confusing and it’s not clear. Some folks say all you need is UBO, others say all you need is NoScript. Then, if you have NoScript or UBO, you don’t need Privacy Badger. Others default to having everything. That’s what I’m doing.