Invest in your online security with literally no cost by installing this nifty Firefox extension that spots and alerts you of any suspicious activities on the websites you visit
When it comes to online security there are generally three types of stereotypes: the realists, the believers, and the ignorants.
The first ones are security-oriented users (who will generally take all the possible precautions and like to stay up to date with all the latest happenings in this regard), the second category is made up of users who trust that their AV solutions and modern browsers to keep them safe, and the last one is represented by users who basically don’t want to care.
Not to instill paranoia, but the truth is that there are a lot of things that could go wrong online. Having said all that, if you’re either a “realist” or a “believer,” you should check out Behave! for Firefox.
A monitoring extension for detecting potentially dangerous webpages
Here’s what Behave! can do for you: it monitors, detects, and issues warnings if a web page performs either a browser-based port scan, access to your private IP, or a DNS rebinding attack to private IP.
For the non-technical user, all of this is just jibber-jabber, so let us explain. A browser-based port scan is an illicit action of gathering information that could be used to perform further client-side attacks (such as installing malware) or to have a better unique user profile (useful for advertising).
DNS rebinding is a method of manipulating the resolution of domain names to kick start a computer attack. Basically, malicious web pages cause visitors to run a client-side script that attacks the PC in question elsewhere on the network.
But the best thing is…
The best part is that you Behave! is so well-made that you don’t have to be a tech-savvy or a security-oriented user to use it. It doesn’t require any sort of complicated installation procedure, nor does it require any sort of registration/signup.
In fact, if the websites you visit on a daily basis are as legit and as “clean” as they advertise themselves to be, then you won’t even notice the extension.
It doesn’t matter which type of user you are, the question is “does an extra layer of online protection hurt?” At the end of the day, it’s really difficult to disregard this extension which, in our honest opinion, is a great addition to any browser, if the browser in question is either Firefox or Chrome.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Behave! for Firefox and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂