It’s likely you’ve heard to praise the awesome Firefox plugin that is NoScript. NoScript is the primary reason why I’m still running Firefox instead of Chrome. That’s why I’m glad that the plugin was awarded the Dragon Research Group Security Innovation grant which includes $10,000.
NoScript is kind of a Swiss Army knife in regards to Firefox plugins. The main purpose of the plugin is to block scripting on all domains that you haven’t specifically white listed. This not only improves security by preventing malicious scripts from running but it also makes the web a much nicer place to visit since it blocks those annoying pop-over ads that block the site until you dismiss them. I’m honestly at the point where I can’t even stand visiting many websites unless I block scripting on those domains.