Mozilla Firefox is one of the great browser that gives smooth browsing for it’s users along with great security. But is it enough? Are you sure about your browser security? Since there will be always trackers & intruders looking for holes in your security wall. So what can you do?
There are few things you can do to boost your browser security. While it is not possible to make a browser complete bulletproof these steps can indeed add another layers of security.
Default Settings :
Mozilla Firefox is already packed with necessary security settings. These settings are enabled in the browser by default. But it would be nice to check settings again to make sure it is enabled. Go to Tools > options from menu bar.If in any case , if menu bar isn’t enabled , you can enable it by Right clicking on top of browser.
Tick “Block pop-up window”. This will prevent any unauthorized sites from opening.
Tick the “Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked ” under the tracking. This will prevent different websites and malicious sources from tracking you. Note that this will only reduce tracking.It does not block all trackers.
Select the ” Never Remember History” under the History. The browser won’t keep your browsing history under this setting.
Tick “Warn me when sites try to install add-ons”. Some sites may install malicious add-on in your browser which can be prevented by this option.
Also tick “Block reported attack sites” and “Block reported web forgeries”. This will block harmful websites from opening when you try to access it.
What’s ” use a Master password ” ? Continue….
Password for your passwords:
Mozilla Firefox allows you to save passwords of websites when you log-in. You can automatically log-in to websites , next time you visit it. All these username-password details are stored in one place. Anyone with an access to your computer can see it. If you get compromised, it would be easy for trackers to get all your information. But worry not,Firefox have a feature called ” Master Password”.
You can see your saved passwords in Tools > Options > Security > saved passwords. Anyone can see all your saved passwords from there. By enabling ” use a Master password” , you can create password for the saved passwords list. Confusing? Basically Firefox will ask for a password when you or anyone wants to see saved passwords,every session. It also prevents most of all Third-party software from recovering them.
Add-ons for life :
One of the great benefit of using Mozilla Firefox is access to it’s thousands of add-on and extensions. Add-on are easy to install and use and gives you chance to customize your ride (browser) according to your taste. There are lot of extensions that can help with improving browser security. But here are some of the great add-ons that are perfect tools for this job.
These little steps ensures best security for browser. The last step is always update Firefox browser and it’s extensions to newest version. Leave a comment below if you have some new information you want to share with us.