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You can use Modify Headers plug-in which is capable for remove/change all HTTP header variables. Also it can append new variable to headers. When you start it, it start doing this automatically.


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bit.ly itself is ok, it's that stupid little hash after the domain name that's at issue. It may lead to a malvertisement or infection engine. And since you're going through a link shortener, you don't know where you're ending up until after you click the link. Treating all shortened links as suspect isn't a bad move. Fortunately after scanning, enough ...


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TL;DR: Shortened links are not safe at all, and have never been. https://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=bit.ly shows the following: What is the current listing status for bit.ly? Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer. Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 31 ...


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The 2 are different. The password manager included in your browser usually store your password on your file system and protect them using your operating system account. For example, on windows, if you want to view your saved passwords you need to enter your windows credentials. Lastpass on the other hand store your passwords on their server and encrypt ...


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Adding new software always increases risk. It must be balanced against any benefits you might receive from the use of it, how sensitive the data it might be able to access, and how "risky" you think the software is. When I speak of software riskiness, I mean how good the programming practices are of the group that wrote it. Often in larger organizations they ...


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Yes, the more components you have on any process, the more room for vulnerabilities. In the case of browser extensions, some of them have permission to read all your history, cookies, navigation data and even change code on the pages you access. Some of them don't have vulnerabilities, but are design to inject malicious code. AdBlock and NoScript are ...


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If their encryption is indeed secure, it would ensure that anyone who can eavesdrop on your connection between you and their server will not be able to find out what you are doing. This is a very big if because they don't provide any details on their FAQ about what algorithms they are using and how they use them. Their FAQ only mentions "our proprietary ...


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If ping is returning an unwanted IP address for a domain, it almost certainly means something is hijacking your DNS settings. The first step to check would be the hosts file /etc/hosts Then look here to determine what server or process is resolving your DNS /etc/resolv.conf Alternatively, you can use this command scutil --dns Firefox may be working ...


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Fresh Installation will definitely be a solution. Also restoring network devices will further kill any infection possibility. If you don't want to enable 'noscript', then try disabling unwanted browser plugins, specially Java. Most of the web attacks from browsers exploit these plugins to drop malwares. Disabling plugins will keep you safe from such ...


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Wiping your system and restoring from trusted media is definitely a good idea. At that point your system should be safe. However, I'd also suggest rotating your passwords on online services as well as using new passwords when you reinstall Linux. If you have ssh keys in use it wouldn't be a bad idea to rotate them as well. It may seem a little excessive but ...



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