I already mentioned self-destroying cookies in an earlier post. It deletes cookies AS your browsing, not just after you close the browser. It’s also open-source.
Personally my browser uses the following addons:
- uBlock Origin
- HTTPS Everywhere
- Privacy Badger
- Self-Destroying Cookies
- Proxy SwitchyOmega
Along with fine-tuning in the browser settings themselves.
Each extension/addon serves a purpose. For example you may point out that AdGuard is redundant to someone who has uBlock Origin, but it really isn’t - AdGuard has filter lists that uBO doesn’t, and it has a feature that can replace the Firefox’s “Block Dangerous Content” setting - and does it anonymously using hashing methods.
Self-Destroying cookies deletes cookies as you browse. ScriptSafe, using my configuration, blocks “unwanted” scripts and fingerprinting and spoofs your user-agent. Decentraleyes locally injects content that CDNs typically provide.
Proxy SwitchyOmega is there to allow you to use the browser with the Tor Expert Bundle to make it into your own version of the Tor browser. You do this by adding a SOCKS5 proxy configuration and setting it to listen on 127.0.0.1 port 9050. Of course you can do such settings in the browser configuration, but what the addon provides is a convenient button you can press to hop on/off the proxy without needing to enter the browser’s advanced settings, more or less. If you do use this, I strongly suggest setting HTTPS Everywhere to “block all unencrypted requests” as the Tor exit node can see unencrypted traffic, of course. And obviously, Tor is no replacement for a VPN and I use a VPN + Tor configuration.
The browser itself is heavily modified too. Set to always use private browsing mode, blocks third-party cookies, and some things in “about:config” or “chrome://flags” are also modified for maximum security (EG: The hard-disabling of WebRTC).
I’ll be sure to share it soon, I’ve just been on vacation and not having the time since my dad keeps getting drunk and pulling me around town everywhere. sigh… the issue right now is I need to provide an installer.
Plus, I’m on Windows right now, so I’d only be able to provide an installer for Win users. I’ll just provide instructions for the rest of you. I’m really just hoping to swtich to a Purism system someday - currently I’m on a laptop I’ve had since 2011 (lmao) and Linux doesn’t work on it (it uses an old Nvidia GPU - a GPU from the time that Linux and Nvidia had a bad relationship and thus it doesn’t work with it, and the computer predates Intel integrated graphics). I’m pretty much stuck in Windows hell right now, but at least I’m using the LTSB version and rooted-out the telemetry and such using group policy, deleting services, and using some tools.
I’m really tore-up on what to do for my next computer really. I want a Purism system for my communications, but I know that I need a Windows system for everything else - video games and productivity software and everything. I may just have to dual-boot on whatever desktop I get until I can afford a Purism machine as a second computer.