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#1 Paranoid

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:56 AM

Firefox 0.9.1 UPDATED ON THE 29-6-04 !!!
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#2 Quarl

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 12:17 PM

Ok because of the last spyware infestation I switched over to Firefox. So far so good. Is there anything I need to know or do to make it more secure? I don't want to deal with spyware again.

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 12:40 PM

The only thing I do with Firefox is turn off cookies and Java for general surfing. Sites like SWI are allowed in my Exceptions list. If I really want to view a site and cookies are mandatory, then I only allow them for the originating site and the session. Ditto for Java.

And I use a firewall as well, of course. :p

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 12:47 PM

Yeah I'm using zone alarm for a firewall. How would I go about getting things setup as you have?

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 11:26 AM

How would I go about getting things setup as you have?

In Firefox, on the menu bar, go to Tools>>Options>>Privacy>>Cookies and make sure the 'Enable cookies' box is unchecked.

For Java, Tools>>Options>>Web Features. Uncheck the Java and Java script boxes and in the 'Advanced' section, uncheck all the boxes except the last one.

Also, make sure the Block Pop-ups box is checked.

These settings can be changed at any time you requre Java and cookies. :D

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Edited by Freebird, 30 June 2004 - 11:28 AM.

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#6 Paranoid

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 11:47 AM

Might also want to check the box tool-->options--->Load image--->for orginating site only.
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#7 Mike

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 10:06 PM

I wouldn't do that with the images. A lot of sites load their images from a different server, mine included.
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#8 Paranoid

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 08:13 AM

I wouldn't do that with the images. A lot of sites load their images from a different server, mine included.

Sure, it's a trade-off, but it's one sure way to kill web-bugs if you are worried.

On the other hand, I would allow cookies but only for current session and for originating site.

Another privacy tweak would be to disable referrers, but again there are trade-offs between functionality and privacy/security.

Edited by Paranoid, 06 July 2004 - 11:43 AM.

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