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 +====== Security Add-ons for Firefox ======
 +[[https://​browsercheck.qualys.com/​|https://​browsercheck.qualys.com/​]]
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 +Qualys BrowserCheck will perform a security analysis of your browser and its plugins to identify any security issues.
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 +[[https://​www.eff.org/​https-everywhere|https://​www.eff.org/​https-everywhere]]
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 +HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.
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 +**NOTE:** Encryption can severely impact performance over high latency connections such as Satellite.
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 +[[http://​www.mywot.com/​|http://​www.mywot.com/​]]
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 +WOT is a site scoring system similar to SiteAdvisor. ​ SiteAdvisor was great at first and had potential until McAfee got their hands on it.  This appears to pick-up where SiteAdvisor started and add a few features.
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 +[[http://​noscript.net/​|http://​noscript.net/​]]
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 +This add-on blocks scripts from running in Firefox. When you visit a website that wants to run scripts, NoScript will display a warning at the bottom of the screen, and give you the opportunity to allow scripts to run on a temporary or permanent basis. Not allowing the scripts to run can severely impact the performance of many web pages.
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 +[[http://​adblockplus.org/​en/​|http://​adblockplus.org/​en/​]]
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 +Adblock Plus is an extension for Firefox, Thunderbird,​ and several other applications with the primary goal of removing advertisements. It works by comparing ads that are about to be displayed with a set of filters that describe undesirable advertising. When you install Adblock Plus, it sets up a subscription to a basic set of filters that will meet the needs of most users. Many additional sets of filters are available for your use.
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 +-- Main.FredPettis - 2010-12-01
  
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