Is Firefox the most secure browser to use over the internet?
At least, a majority of users believe so but that depends on the settings – a few of them have to be manually enabled.
So, here are 3 ways to browse safely with Firefox:
#1: Use the master password option
Unlike Google Chrome, Firefox offers an option where you can encrypt all the saved passwords on its list. When you enable it, you will have to enter the master password if you want to use these saved password – once per browser session. Better still, you will have enter the Master Password again so as to view the saved passwords.
#2: Ensure that security options are enabled
Much like any other browser, Firefox has basic privacy and security features that are enabled. However, not all of them are – so you have to check for that and make sure that some of these important features aren’t disabled.
Enable options such as “Warn me when sites try to install add-ons”, “Block reported attack sites” and “Block reported web forgeries”. In the Privacy section, select “Tell websites I do not want to be tracked”. In the content tab, select “Block pop-up windows”.
#3: Use add-ons for additional protection
There are security add-ons that one can use for extra protection. Some of the most popular ones include NoScript, Adblock Plus, Web of Trust (WOT) and HTTPS Finder. Each of these serve important purposes when it comes to the security of your PC and is worth doing some research on.