pandaflux’s list o’ recommended browser plugins

Firefox

  • googlesharing: encrypts your google traffic and routes it through a proxy where it is combined with many other people.
  • https-everywhere: Automatically enables a secure connection for websites that supports it.
  • better privacy: Among other things, Better Privacy will delete “flash cookies” that are difficult to manage otherwise.

Chrome

  • disconnect: Stop third parties and search engines from tracking the webpages you go to and searches you do.
  • click & clean: Deletes your browsing history, typed URLs, Flash cookies, all traces of your online activity to protect your privacy.
  • KB SSL Enforcer: Automatic security, browse encrypted.
  • NOREF: Suppress Referrer (referer) for Hyperlinks

GoogleSharing: a firefox addon

While reading the latest issue of Information Security Magazine I came across an article of a tool Moxie Marlinspike released at Blackhat this past summer, Googlesharing

Marlinspike has introduced several tools
that help people concerned about privacy avoid giving up personal information.
GoogleSharing, a Firefox add-on, acts as an anonymizing proxy service and is
designed to evade Google analytics and prevent Google from tracking searches. 

GoogleSharing firefox plugin
GoogleSharing firefox plugin

(tool) HTTPS Everywhere

There’s a new Firefox add-on, HTTPS Everywhere, jointly developed by Tor and the EFF.  If a website has an SSL certificate, the add-on will automatically redirect the user to the page’s https address.  The add-on comes loaded with a default ruleset for some of the more popular websites such as Google, Twitter, Wikipedia, etc.  HTTPS Everywhere allows users to create their own redirection rules with XML and regular expressions.  There’s another H write-up here.