Nano Adblocker

Nano Adblocker is based on uBlock Origin and comes compared to it's original with a better Syntax highlighter, advanced filter viewer, timer bypassing filters and more. Differences between uBlock and Nano Adblocker The project is relative young but already got a lot of attention and popularity. The upcoming and integrated feature list is mentioned here.... Continue Reading →

Tor Browser 7.5

The Tor team announced another major release today, the release is available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory. The biggest change seems the new UI re-design on the welcome screen among the Next generation of Onion Services. Security related changes from Firefox were also merged into the current release.... Continue Reading →

Decentraleyes addon loads CDN resources locally

Decentraleyes by Thomas Rientjes recently got an update and is now available in version 2.0.2, the biggest change is that is now compatible with Chrome and Opera, besides this it also was tested with Pale Moon and the ESR Firefox version. Basically you install the addon and then check against a test page if it's... Continue Reading →

Malwarebytes Extension for Firefox – You don’t need it!

Malwarebytes now has an add-on available for Firefox on AMO. The extension in beta, has this description: "Detects and Protects against malware, scams and deceptive advertising on the web". But do you really need it? I know there are a lot of Malwarebytes fans out there and their main-product is mostly good to go -... Continue Reading →

How to Block Iframes, JavaScript & Redirections

Some websites have code to "break out" of IFRAME enclosures, meaning that if a page A is loaded as an IFRAME inside a parent page P some Javascript in A redirects the outer window to A. Typically this Javascript looks something like this: if (top.location.href != self.location.href) top.location.href = self.location.href; So how do we bypass it? Well that's easy, there exist bunch of 'helper' utilities aka... Continue Reading →

Do you really need HTTPS Everywhere extension?

It isn't a must-have extension (in my opinion) and it can break some websites but it can be beneficial if it works. I remember it used to very popular and the popularity died down a bit because certificates are very cheap these days. I once used it and liked it at the time, but I... Continue Reading →

Prevent 3rd-Party Apps from running in Firefox

With this little trick you prevent 3rd-Party Firefox Apps from intercepting your Browser, which allows to restrict certain functions. It works as some kind of isolation. The Negative Impact of using Firefox Accessibility Service Impact Firefox browsing performance Prevent web surfing monitoring/logging Stability may be adversely affected Instant and visible improvement in FF performance Examples... Continue Reading →

How to use NoScript 10

NoScript (by Giorgio Maone) is one of the most popular security extension when it comes to Firefox, in this quick tutorial I talk about its basics and show some configurations to work with it on a daily basis.   Levels Each domain in NoScript 10 has a trust level. By default, each domain is under... Continue Reading →

Bookmark Checker suddenly flagged as Malware

The popular Bookmark Checker got today flagged by Google as malware without any reason, it's unclear if it was really malware or not. Personally I used the extension for years and the source code was always clean. The Google Chrome Store points now to an 404 page. This seems not the first time that Chrome addons get... Continue Reading →

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