Google Chrome is fast becoming the browser of choice for many. With its ever increasing user base, the safety concerns related to this comparatively new browser is also increasing. Here, we enlist the 6 most useful extensions/plugins for a much safer browsing experience with Google Chrome.
WOT ratings are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. The WOT add-on provides reputation ratings to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Wikipedia and other popular sites, helping you protect your computer and personal information.
McAfee Site Advisor is like a second line of defense. If you don't trust WOT ratings, you can definitely rely on ratings by McAfee for most part.
This extension will be based on McAfee SiteAdvisor and will warn / inform you about the ratings of the page you are visiting.
This extension augments security by forcing for encrypted browsing when and where it is possible. Thus in a way KB SSL Enforcer provides automatic security through encrypted browsing.
KB SSL Enforcer automatically detects if a site supports SSL (TLS) and redirects you to it and also gives you flexible options for overriding the auto-detection. Also, it caches which sites support SSL.
Flash is among the most vulnerable entities in the web. You don't need to block every flash website out there. You can instead create your own white list and block out the flash in untrusted sites.
The extension automatically blocks flash content on webpages. Each flash element is being replaced with a placeholder that allows you to load only selected elements on a given page. FlashBlock helps with lowering memory usage, reducing cpu cycles, and can be used as an alternative to AdBlock.
When you have to do a lot of logins everyday, we tend to become lazy which result in a number of potentially dangerous mistakes. Like using same password for different entities of web 2.0, or even worse, choosing an easy password for all of them. Last Pass can give you some reprieve.
LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. LastPass captures passwords that other managers won't including many AJAX forms, and allows you to make strong passwords easily.
The danger that arise from shortened URLs has never been so great. The reason being the proliferation of social media services like twitter and facebook and the convenience that shortened URLs brought to these services.
View Thru extension will expand short URLs and display the full URL as a tool tip over the short URL. Short URLs from bit.ly, cli.gs, ff.im, goo.gl, is.gd, nyti.ms, ow.ly, post.ly, su.pr and tinyurl.com are supported. It is a bit heavy on memory usage though.
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