Dr.Flay wrote:Users MUST learn to check the setup of these before ever using them in the wild.
Is there some side where I can get explained how to configure Fire Fox to get it as safe as possible?
I use NoScript and disabled the prefetch function ...but I want to know more.
And no ...I don't want change to Opera
I do use FF as well. I actually often end up running them both at the same time.
I read a worrying article about a way round security plugins. If malware gets installed as an extension it then has the same privilege level as the others. It can then bypass some
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... re_lacking
There is a handy guide to the various security options available for all the main browsers.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... ncerns.htm
I have only contributed to the Opera info, but this page gets regular updates and suggestions from visitors.
Many useful questions have already been answered, and each plugin and browser gets reviewed before being added or edited.
There are even useful suggestions for safer alternative versions of Chrome for the browser-challenged.
The 1 major thing that Opera has in it's defence, is the ability to use security the opposite way round.
Using the Linux security approach where nothing works until you enable it.
I set the permissions for the cookies and plugins when i fist visit a site. Opera remembers each sites preferences so you don't have to keep doing it.
My setting for this site is, only cookies from this site, content-blocking off, and "on-demand plugins".
I allow tracking while I am on sites I feel safe and need the traffic data.
I also set the cookies to be deleted when closing the browser, for certain sites like ...Google