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5 Chrome Plugins That Make Browsing More Secure


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There is an entire market of plugins out there designed to keep you safe while surfing the web on your browser of choice. Each one has lots of options; for Google’s Chrome, here are five of the best programs that will help keep your system and your personal information safe and secure.


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MaskMe: We share our email address so much these days it’s easy to lose track of. And the more you use your email address to sign up for online accounts, the more likely you are to get unwanted advertising and spam further down the line — and the more likely your email information can be obtained by attackers should they exploit a system that has your email information stored. Enter MaskMe. When a website asks for a user’s email or phone number, MaskMe gives the option of creating a masked email or phone number; that way, if the email is given out to advertisers or spammers, you won’t get those junk messages. Meanwhile, your necessary account news is forwarded from your masked account to your real account. MaskMe gives the option of creating a masked email or phone number; that way, if the email is given out to advertisers or spammers, you won’t get those junk messages.


Ghostery: Ghostery doesn’t just block scripts running in the background, it gives you information about the ad networks and tracking scripts that are operate on any given site. When you go to a new site, a Ghostery popup opens showing all that information. It also gives out information on each of these trackers, including lins to their privacy policies and opt-out options. Ghostery also has a customizable blocking feature, letting users select which networks to block and which to allow.


KB SSL Enforcer: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a layer of cryptography that makes web pages safe to users and virtually impregnable to attackers. When you’re on a webpage running SSL, the website will begin with https: instead of http: (notice the ‘s’ or lack thereof. It’s this type of encryption that you should always make sure is running when you engage in financial or other sensitive transactions online, and it’s this layer of security KB SSL Enforcer provides its users. This extension tries maintains a list of sites that support HTTPS and automatically directs users to the secure versions of those sites that do.


ScriptSafe: Similar to the popular NoScript for Firefox, ScriptSafe automatically stops scripts like JavaScript from running on webpages, which is vital because these scripts are heavily exploited by attackers. Users can create a ‘whitelist’ of permitted sites that can use JavaScript — trustworthy sites unlikely to be successfully attacked — which is a good things, since many sites rely on JavaScript to perform completely.



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where is the 5th one?? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Tks 4 the info :rockon:

There's a 'Like' button for that ;)

where is the 5th one?? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I excluded it from the list since it is only applicable to Kaspersky Internet Security users. Those who have KIS installed, will have it installed by default, those who don't, there's no standalone version of it. Besides most of the users use AdBlock anyways.

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1. Are these the best ones or are there better alternatives?

2. Ghostery or Do not track me +?

3. What about an ads blocker like adblock?

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Here's topic for Firefox - link.

Edit:

Seems Tweety already answered, whoa I'm slow :D

1. Are these the best ones or are there better alternatives?

2. Ghostery or Do not track me +?

3. What about an ads blocker like adblock?

  1. No, they are not necessarily the best, for instance HTTPS Everywhere instead of KB SSL Enforcer is my choice.
  2. I'd say Ghostery, although I do not use any of them, you are fine with NoScript.
  3. They mention Kaspersky Anti-Banner for that purpose, although NoScript with get rid of 90% adds. But, yes, AdBlock Plus or AdMuncher will do the job.

Could you please edit your post and just include your link instead of the whole post? Thank you :)

Done.

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Thanx anyway.. :rockon:

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Here's topic for Firefox - link.

Could you please edit your post and just include your link instead of the whole post? Thank you :)

Thanx anyway.. :rockon:

[Again] There's a 'Like' button for that :P

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1. Are these the best ones or are there better alternatives?

2. Ghostery or Do not track me +?

3. What about an ads blocker like adblock?

1. These are the 'best' ones as judged by Kaspersky security staff (or bloggers)

2. I've used both but Ghostery is better.

3. AdBlock is a very good ad blocking solution for Chrome, just remember to whitelist nsane.down and nsane.forums (unless you want them to disappear)

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I wouldn't use Ghostery...

Why? Because it actually sells data to advertisers.

Read Here and Here

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It's opt-in, not opt-out, which means on default settings it does not send any data to anyone.

In order for Ghostery to send you data you need to go to settings and select GhostRank.

Not a big deal.

When dealing with free and open source it is always wise to know their ways of financing.

In many cases paid solution are recommended, if you can afford them, for two reasons,

first is they are financially independent and slightly less interested in selling data for 3rd party,

second reason is they actually are obligated to answer on your questions truthfully because they are legally liable.

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Than Ghostery is SPY-WARE??? :rolleyes:

No need to panic, you just need to disable the 'Ghost Rank' feature and that's all about it. If you feel uneasy, you can always try out other alternatives, no one's forcing you to use Ghostery.

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