Security Tweaks

Security Tweaks

Improve your security and browse safer with seven tweaks.

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What is Security Tweaks?

Security Tweaks is a Firefox add-on by Benthum. This add-on has 17 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 0.1.3, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
By: Benthum
Users: 17 ▼ -1
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.1.3 (Last updated: 2020-09-13)
Creation date: 2018-10-16
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • privacy
  • contentSettings
  • *://*/*
  • webRequest
  • notifications
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 998.69K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Security Tweaks is a Firefox addon that help you improve your security while browsing by using seven different techniques. 

Simply open toolbar popup UI and mark a desired tweak. Please note that, only few tweaks are selected by default. There are few settings (related to JavaScript, inline-script and cookie) available in toolbar popup to adjust.

Currently there are 8 tweaks available for this addon:
1. Block most common ads.
2. Block third-party JavaScript.
3. Enable safe-browsing.
4. Block cookies.
5. Block inline-script.
6. Block Flash contents.
7. Disable window.eval().
8. Block most common malware domains.

Important note: currently in Firefox browser, Tweaks #3 and #4 are disabled by default. This is because the underlying API is not currently available. In future, when these APIs become available, these tweaks will be enabled automatically.
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Risk impact

Security Tweaks requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Security Tweaks has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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