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outlaw
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Web Browser Security

#1 Post by outlaw » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:42 pm

I would like to ask my fellow MX users for their advice and opinions on web browser security.

#1) I'm considering using MIdori as a lightweight browser alternative to Firefox / Chromium.
Any suggestions on how to block cookies / trackers and flushing all the stuff that accumulates after surfing.

#2) The current version of BlleachBit in the repositories generates a few errors while executing.
The 1.19 beta version does not generate the aforementioned errors.
Is anyone using something besides BleachBit? (I always like to have a plan B ...)

#3) I'm currently using uBlock Origin / HTTPS Everywhere for privacy and security in a Firefox environment.
Is this sufficient?

#4) In a Chromium environment I use uBlock Plus AdBlocker / HTTPS Everywhere for privacy and security.
Is this sufficient?

This comment is not intended as a promotion for Torguard. (torguard.net)
I'm paying Torguard for proxy and VPN services.
I chose Torguard because it's cross-platform and is reasonably priced.

Thank you one and all for your suggestions and advice.

Tom
(Naturally nuts no pharmaceuticals required. :happy:

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Re: Web Browser Security

#2 Post by genericmeatsack » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:28 pm

NoScript on Firefox, Ublock Origin, HTTPS everywhere
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Re: Web Browser Security

#3 Post by v3g4n » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:35 pm

Will add to the list:
Privacy Badger, Decentraleyes, Cookie AutoDelete, uMatrix

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Re: Web Browser Security

#4 Post by dr-kart » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:39 pm

imho Firefox ESR could be another option to consider now.

with uBlock origin and these tweaks in about:config
1. viewtopic.php?p=431114#p431114

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signon.autofillForms
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false
2. MeltDown related

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privacy.firstparty.isolate
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true

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Re: Web Browser Security

#5 Post by Stevo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Pale Moon developer says it's not susceptible to current Spectre attacks: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.ph ... 37#p131437

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Re: Web Browser Security

#6 Post by vamsi » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:12 pm

I got a doubt Mozila has released update for Meltdown, spectre attacks i think in google chrome also there is fix for this then how about chromium , vivadi, palemoon,slimjet browsers will they get patch for this bug . Particulary chromium will it get patch ?

By the adblock plus i don't encourage it it uses resources more and sometimes it fails to block some ads

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