When you want to improve your privacy on the Internet, it is important that you consider the use of extensions that add features to your browser and, during navigation, allow you to exercise actions that favor the privacy of your information, we have already seen Wappalyzer that is not an extension that precisely favors your privacy, so in addition to this extension, you can have tools that protect your information, we will see in this article, the best privacy extensions for your browser (in our opinion that is already a lot), there will be some that can only be installed in Chromium-based browsers and others only in Firefox-based, we will indicate this in each extension.
When you want to improve your privacy on the Internet, it is important that you consider the use of extensions that add functionality to your browser and, during navigation, allow you to exercise actions that favor the privacy of your information, that is why, we will see in this article, the best privacy extensions for your browser, there will be some that can only be installed in Chromium-based browsers and others only in Firefox-based, that we will indicate in each extension.
This is one of the best extensions to block trackers on the websites you access, which significantly helps to improve your privacy, and it also has other collateral pluses since, by blocking trackers, as a result, the pages tend to load faster and the connection will consume less bandwidth.
User-Agent Switcher And Manager
The User-Agent is the most important when you prioritize your security, if you are already a regular reader of this portal, you will know that it is a field in the HTTP protocol requests, specifically a header that provides the destination server, information about you as a client, information ranging from the name and version of elements such as operating system, This is not done by the services to spy on you because they want to know everything about you, they do it to give you a better experience, for example, if you are going to download an application and you are browsing from a MAC, therefore you use OSX, the destination server through User-Agent can identify this and send you to the download page of the OSX compatible application.
But it is true that, if by mistake you access a malicious website, this field can give information to cybercriminals about what software you use and that is better that they do not know, that’s where this extension comes in because you can customize your User-Agent and so for example, if you are browsing from a Windows with a Brave, tell the destination server that you are browsing from an Ubuntu with Opera, which will cause your information to get more privacy and the destination server (if applicable) will offer you a user experience according to the User-Agent you indicated.
Finally, keep in mind that although adding specific extensions to the browser can be useful, it is best to add just the necessary ones, each extension is additional code in the browser and it is best to always keep as little code as possible stored.