Mozilla Security Tools: Firefox Monitor and others

While Chrome is widely the most used browser in the world, Firefox remains the number one in terms of security, with a constant commitment from Mozilla that has added to its browser and its free services several tools not only for protection, but also to preserve the user privacy against the most cunning and snoopy sites.
Keeping personal information safe from prying eyes of web portals and hackers must be a primary objective for all users who surf the internet, especially when registering accounts and entering passwords.
The latest addition among these tools is Firefox Monitor, an online service that allows you to find out if the login to some website was stolen during a hacker attack on that site or following a bug on the site itself that left visible in clear email and password for all users.
Just think, for example, of data theft from Yahoo in 2016 and 2017, which involved more than 500 million accounts.
Firefox Monitor is an online service practically based on the database, which checks whether an Email address is present in the lists of stolen accounts published or offered for sale by hackers.
For example, checking the email address I use most to register web accounts, I discovered 7 violated accounts, including Linkedin, Trillian, Tumblr, MySpace and Bitly.
This does not mean that my accounts on those sites have been hacked, but that they are potentially hacked because they are present in the list of logins and passwords published online.
If you hadn't changed the password in these accounts on a date after data theft, they would still be at risk.
In addition to Firefox Monitor, Mozilla also offers other unique security tools in Firefox, designed to keep your data and privacy safe online.
Among these we therefore have:
- Blocking tracking between sites (via Firefox Nightly, for now)
- Firefox Lockbox, an app for managing and protecting passwords saved in Firefox, only for iPhone.
- Firefox Send to send files that disappear after 24 hours, which I mentioned in another article.
- Facebook Container, to prevent Facebook from knowing everything we do on the web (so Facebook cannot read the history of the sites visited).
- Firefox Multi-Account Containers, to separate browsing with different accounts and therefore keep tabs open with sites for work divided by those of leisure sites.
The Multiaccount Container then separates the activities in a way, creating different groups of cookies that do not influence each other.
In addition to these, there are also the 20 security extensions for Firefox, which also include the ones most recommended by Mozilla to protect internet browsing in an optimal way.

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