With Mozilla's focus on Firefox privacy and keeping user data secure, you'd expect to find lots of Firefox security extensions. Privacy and security extensions range from one that can block trackersmore
With Mozilla's focus on Firefox privacy and keeping user data secure, you'd expect to find lots of Firefox security extensions. Privacy and security extensions range from one that can block trackers and help to keep your traffic secure to password managers.
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Here are a few of the best security add-ons for Firefox.
Firefox privacy extensions range from easy-to-use tracker blockers to sophisticated add-ons that can block remote server scripts.
Privacy Badger from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, watches for third-party trackers that monitor your browsing across websites and blocks their ability to track your activity without your permission. Privacy Badger works much like Ghostery or Adblock Plus but is intended to be simpler to use.
Another tracker-blocker, the Ghostery extension shows trackers used on a webpage. The extension gives you quite a bit of control over what you see and what you want blocked.
Another extension from the EFF, HTTPS Everywhere works to encrypt your web communications by automatically redirecting your traffic to the HTTPS version of a website if the encrypted version is available.
A complement to tracker-blockers, Decentraleyes keeps an eye on content delivery networks, or CDNs, to guard your privacy.
Like Privacy Badger, Disconnect identifies and blocks trackers. In fact, Firefox uses for its own privacy settings a list provided by Disconnect to identify and block trackers. The extension is easy to set up and monitor.
The built-in Firefox password manager can save passwords and other login information to help autofill forms. If want something sturdier, a few Firefox password manager add-ons are up to the task.
The LastPass password manager lets you can generate, save, and fill in passwords in Firefox for free. With a $2 monthly subscription, you can share passwords with family members and use multifactor authentication.
Bitwarden is a free, open-source password manager that lets you create, store, and sync passwords across the popular browsers and platforms. If you already use another manager, you can import your data from LastPass, 1Password, and Chrome for example.