An in-depth Firefox Security Guide is a guest post by written by Christopher Chambel.
Firefox is awesome! No, seriously, it is. Why? Countless add-ons, its open source, has many tweaks and most of all: the browser respects your privacy and dedicates a lot of effort to keeping the browser secure.
In this post, we will be talking about both the security and privacy side of the Firefox browser. First we will discuss general Firefox settings, then go “under the hood” and finally, recommend some extensions. The current version of Firefox is 11.0. I cannot guarantee all these tweaks will work in future versions.
First, I will go over the basic privacy settings in general settings, which can be found in the options bar in Firefox 11 (Firefox > Options > Options) or for iOS, Preferences.
For these settings, you will need to type "about:config" without the quotes into the URL bar to get the Firefox registry panel. This section is all thanks to JonDo—please give them full credit for the tweaks I’m about to mention here.
To determine how well your browser is managing before and after these tweaks, go to JonDo and click on "anonymity test". You can also check your online fingerprint at the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) project.
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