12 Of The The Best Firefox Security Add-Ons!

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1. Beef TACO

A Firefox add-on to opt-out of ad networks. Sets permanent opt-out cookies to stop behavioral advertising for 100+ different advertising networks: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft to name a few.

2.SpamAvert.com

Allows you to right-click any text field on any website, and paste a free, one-time e-mail address from Spamavert.com. These disposable addresses comes in handy when registering on websites you don’t trust. The extension also opens the Spamavert.com mailbox and waits for new e-mail for the address it generated for you.

3.BugMeNot

Activate the extension by right-clicking on a user name and/or password field of a site that asks for registration. BugMeNot will log in for you automatically using user-submitted passwords. Features: multiple login attempts, failure reporting, and auto-submittal.

4.NoScript

It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site, guarding your “trust boundaries” against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS), cross-zone DNS rebinding / CSRF attacks (router hacking), and Clickjacking attempts.

5.BetterPrivacy

Better Privacy serves to protect against special longterm cookies, a new generation of ‘Super-Cookie’, which silently conquered the Internet. This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research.

6.LastPass

Only remember one password – your LastPass master password. Save all your usernames and passwords to LastPass, and it will autologin to your sites and sync your data everywhere you need it.

7.AdBlock Plus

The add-on is supported by over forty filter subscriptions in dozens of languages which automatically configure it for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains.

8.Web of Trust (WOT)

WOT is a website reputation and review service that helps you make informed decisions about whether to trust a website or not when you are searching, shopping or surfing online.

9.BrowserProtect

Today’s internet landscape include a new threat even from presumably legitimate downloads. Configuration changes (or hijacks) have gone into mainstream habits of software publishers. That’s where BrowserProtect comes to rescue. It monitors your browser against homepage and search hijacks.

10.QuickJava

Easily turn on or off Java, Javascript, Cookies, Animated Images, Flash, Silverlight, Stylesheets, Proxy and Automatic loading of images from the Statusbar and/or the Toolbar without having to open the Options or Plugins dialog.

11.Close’n forget

Close the current tab and forget about the visit : suppress the cookies related to the current page and, if configured, the whole domain from the history.

12.Ghostery

It’s the web’s largest, most comprehensive and most user-friendly privacy tool. An easy add-on for every major browser and available as an iPad and iPhone app, Ghostery helps people around the world understand and control more than 1,600 trackers that are tracking them when they browse.

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Intex’s First Firefox OS Smartphone Coming This August

 

 

Home grown manufacturer Intex has unveiled the tentative pricing and specifications of its first Firefox OS-based smartphone: the Cloud FX. The Intex Cloud FX will be up for grabs starting first week of August and will be priced just under Rs 3,500 in Sri Lankan Rupee.

They will run Mozilla’s HTML5 web-based mobile operating system, Firefox OS and Mozilla is pitching it as more open and better suited to low-end smartphones than Android or iOS.

The firm already sells Firefox-powered phones in Europe and Latin America.

The current handsets, which are sold via eBay, retail at £59.99 in the UK, or $69.99 in the US.

The announcement comes as mobile manufacturers increasingly attempt to break into emerging markets, where smartphones are less widespread, mainly due to their high costs.

Mozilla, which currently works with mobile manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel, among others, has partnered with two of Indian based low-cost handset makers, Intex and Spice, to develop the low-price phones.

They will be powered by chips from Chinese company Spreadtrum.

The Intex Cloud FX features an 8.89-cm (3.5-inch) display (resolution unspecified) and will be powered by a 1GHz processor with the number of cores and RAM unspecified as of now. The device will sport a 2MP rear camera, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Not surprisingly, the specifications detailed by Intex appear to be more or less similar to the reference $25 Firefox OS smartphone platform unveiled by Mozilla and Spreadtrum at MWC 2014. Mozilla had announced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 that it would be coming up with affordable Firefox OS-based devices for emerging markets this year.

“Intex association with Mozilla Firefox is a step towards our brand’s promise to offer quality products to our consumers to improve their lives and set industry benchmarks. Intex Cloud FX is aimed at fulfilling the idea of – ‘Smartphone for all’ which will be priced below Rs. 3,500 in Sri Lankan Rupee. This smartphones will be equipped with enhanced phone and browser features of Firefox OS with an access to a rich ecosystem of latest web applications improving users overall smartphone experience at affordable prices” Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head of the Mobile vertical at Intex was quoted as saying.

New Firefox Launch party by Mozilla Sri Lanka

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This articular  about re-establishment of the Mozilla community in Sri Lanka after long time first place Firefox Sri Lanka was started in 2008.By 2008, Firefox reached 20% worldwide market share and in 2013, Firefox was named as the most trusted Internet Company. So we through it is a good time re-start the community. This happened parallel to release of the New FirefoxOS. Event was started May 10, 2014 9:00 am.We tasted a sweet  Firefox cake  😉

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While tasking refreshment our Mozilla guys give introduction about FirefoxOS and demonstrated it not only that there were 4 Firefox installed phones audience got chance to get involved with new cool features of the FirefoxOS.

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Malinda and Kalpa demonstrated and give good technical details about FirefoxOS Web Apps development,feathers, used Frameworks and Local apps.they said that All the Firefox apps can be ported easily into Android and iOS and also they talk about the Firefox market place. when we publish a app in the Firefox market place it takes about 1 week for our app to be verified and to be available in the Firefox market place.There were twitter competition,those who tweeted the most creative ideas with the hashtag #mozillalk and won goodies.After all technical talking Chathu and Pasindhu announced winners.They got memorable gifts  🙂

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Join with us and Everyone is welcome to contribute to the community.At last there will be more and you can stay tuneup up to date with Sri Lanka Mozilla community on Facebook and  Twitter .