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FireFox Privacy and security questions.

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How do you Harden Firefox and what's the best setting for Firefox as well.

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Conventionally, hardening refers to tweaking the about:config settings (Configuration Editor for Firefox) but some may refer to installing browser add-ons. It increases your overall privacy at the cost of site breakage and less convenience. The best setting is subjective as it depends on what the user is willing to compromise on.

If you're a regular user who doesn't want to make too many compromises, I recommend turning on Enhanced Tracking Protection Strict Mode and installing Ublock Origin add-on.

If you're a user who doesn't mind losing site functionality for maximum privacy, tweaking about:config according to PrivacyTools Firefox hardening template is a good place to start. https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#about_config

I hope this helps you!

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Conventionally, hardening refers to tweaking the about:config settings (Configuration Editor for Firefox) but some may refer to installing browser add-ons. It increases your overall privacy at the cost of site breakage and less convenience. The best setting is subjective as it depends on what the user is willing to compromise on.

If you're a regular user who doesn't want to make too many compromises, I recommend turning on Enhanced Tracking Protection Strict Mode and installing Ublock Origin add-on.

If you're a user who doesn't mind losing site functionality for maximum privacy, tweaking about:config according to PrivacyTools Firefox hardening template is a good place to start. https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#about_config

I hope this helps you!

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