Flagfox: Add-on provides extra security for Firefox


Just over a week ago I published an article on how to Increase your browsing security easily and effectively. Co-incidentally, I just came across a very simple yet useful add-on for the Firefox browser which also helps in this regard. I am guessing Flagfox is a fairly new addition to Mozilla’s add-on library, at least I’d never come across it before. Here’s the description of Flagfox as per the developer:

Flagfox displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more…

It’s a simple yet an ingenious premise; all that extra information regarding a particular site can be ascertained via a variety of alternative means, but with Flagfox it is all easily and quickly accessible from within a single unobtrusive source. Installing the Flagfox add-on places a flag icon at the far right of Firefox’s address bar. Hover the mouse cursor over the icon to view Domain name, IP address, and server location.

Right click for an extensive list of links to lookups, ratings, translation, etc.

You can get the Flagfox add-on here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/flagfox/

Flagfox couldn’t be described as a ‘major’ security tool by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s certainly both advisory and useful – and where security is concerned, every little bit helps.

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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