This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Best Browser Extensions for Security and Privacy

A thorough article from Lifehacker - The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy:
But note that some of these tools need to be used carefully as they can cause some browser hiccups.
In summary:

Block Ads, Scripts, and Popups with AdBlock Plus

Stop Everyone from Tracking You with Disconnect

In addition to privacy protecting tools and ad blockers, Lifehacker documents some other add-ons, utilities, and services worth considering if you have the other bases covered including:

HTTPS Everywhere (for Firefox/Chrome) which will try to find secure versions of the sites you visit.

And Hotspot ShieldHideman, or Tunnelbear. for a Virtual Private Network or VPN. This encrypts all of your internet traffic.

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