10 Steps to Optimize Mozilla Firefox for Google Apps Security
TEN STEPS TO OPTIMIZE MOZILLA FIREFOXFOR GOOGLE APPS SECURITYBACKUPIFY – APRIL 2012
10 STEPS TO OPTIMIZE MOZILLA FIREFOX FOR GOOGLE APPS SECURITYBackupify, Inc. 3For History section, deselect every option except Remember Download History.This will ensure you have a record of any items downloaded — knowingly orotherwise — but that any other history data (notably login information) wont besaved in the browser.3. Show the Downloads Window When Downloading FilesSome hyperlinks disguise malicious software downloads. Selecting the Show TheDownloads Window option in the General Options panel ensures that nothing getsdropped on your hard drive without your knowledge.4. Enable Security WarningsFirefox provides a number of defenses and security warnings by default, but youshould be certain these options are enabled. Under the Security Panel, selectthe Warn Me When Sites Try To Install Add-Ons, which will prevent any malwaredisguised as video player plug-ins or game features from sneaking onto yourbrowser. Then select Block Reported Attack Sites and Block Reported WebForgeries, which are pretty self-explanatory.5. Disable Password StorageStoring passwords in your browser simply makes your passwords vulnerable tobrowser attacks, putting your Google Apps account and domain at risk. While lessconvenient, you should disable the password storage option.6. Set Alerts for Offline Website Data StorageSome websites will try to store data locally. Most of these requests are legitimate— Google Apps can occasionally make them in relation to its Offline Mode — butyou should be aware when these requests are made. Under Firefoxs AdvancedPanels Network tab, select the Tell Me When A Website Asks To Store Data ForOffline Use option to ensure no offline data is saved without your knowledge andpermission.