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Change your default search settings on the mobile version of Firefox

You probably know by now that certain apps track your data and usage patterns while other service providers make your privacy the priority. To update your default search settings on the mobile version of Firefox, select Settings, then Search, and click one of the options there. DuckDuckGo is a popular option for many users because […]

Delete unknown cookies that have built up in Firefox

It’s a good idea to periodically review and remove cookies, especially those that you’ve acquired from unknown sources. To do this on Firefox, click the hamburger menu and select Options. From there, click the Manage Data button. You can search for cookies from specific websites or review all of them and delete what you want. […]

Enable cryptomining protection in Firefox

Cryptomining, a process by which hackers hijack your machine to mine for cryptocurrency, is a new revenue source for cybercriminals. By default, Firefox helps protect against this threat. In your Privacy & Security settings, make sure you’re set to Standard or Strict. If you use custom settings, verify that cryptomining protection is enabled.

Monitor whether your information has been exposed by using Firefox

Mozilla offers a service called Firefox Monitor that will scan the web to report known data breaches that have exposed your personal information, including passwords. Go to, log in to your Firefox account and review the information. They’ll recommend security steps you can take to resolve any issues.

Use Firefox’s built-in VPN

Virtual private networks (VPNs) can be confusing to configure. But Firefox makes it easy, at least for US desktop users. It has a VPN built right into the browser, which can be toggled to secure connection and keep your internet service provider from monitoring your activity.

On this day in history – Bohmini.A exploits security flaws in Adobe Flash

July 6, 2008: Bohmini.A is a configurable remote access tool or trojan that exploits security flaws in Adobe Flash 9.0.115 with Internet Explorer 7.0 and Firefox 2.0 under Windows XP SP2. It spread as malvertising from 247mediadirect through an advertising network via the social networking site Facebook.