Firefox Security Extensions

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 18, 2006
Updated • May 3, 2013
Firefox, Firefox add-ons

We all know there are hundreds of Firefox extensions and more are released with every passing day. It's a time consuming task to stay up to date. That's where pre-compiled list of useful Firefox extensions may help you save time. The list published on Cerias (The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security) lists Firefox extensions that are security related.

The author lists 11 extensions, some known ones like Live Http Headers and NoScript, and lots of niche ones like Formfox. Each extension is explained in detail and links point to the Mozilla website for more information and downloads of the add-ons..

Update: Time has passed, and things have changed considerably in the past couple of years every since the article was published on the university website.

We have published our own Firefox security guide in the meantime, which covers all things to know about security in the browser, including add-on recommendations.

And if that alone does not satisfy you, you can also take a look at the best firefox security add-ons listing which basically offers a list of all important security related add-ons for the browser. From NoScript and the LastPass password manager, to backup programs, link checkers and tools that improve the security of the user or computer in other various ways. The guide has been published in 2011, and while there will surely be add-ons that stop working eventually in the future, all add-ons listed on the page work fine at the time of writing (May 2012).

The second guide that you may be interested in is a Firefox privacy guide. It begins by looking at the browser's privacy options, giving suggestions on how to configure them optimally. The add-on listing makes up the largest part of the article, listing more than a dozen different add-ons that improve your privacy on the Internet.


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