5 tools to bulletproof Firefox

Monday, 17 July 2006, 1:04 AM EST

Spyware, adware, drive-by downloads, phish blitzes, malware of all stripes, they all have one thing in common: they reach your computer through the wide open door that is your browser.

If the most important step you can take to secure your system is to use a secure browser - advice held by everyone apparently, including Microsoft, which is working feverishly on IE 7 to close the years'-long security gap it created by not keeping the app up to date - then the second step is to lock down the browser beyond what it offers out of the box, and/or learn how to use the security tools it does provide.

At InformationWeek.

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