Saturday, January 12, 2008

Firefox Extensions

"Add-ons are small pieces of software that can add new features or tiny tweaks to your Firefox. They can add new search engines or dictionaries in other languages, change the look of Firefox with a new theme, or much more". (From the Mozilla Site)

Ok...with that out of the way, that’s the easiest way that these add-on’s can be explained..why should I reinvent the wheel, right? So...during pentesting, etc, I have found a few of these add-on’s to be pretty spectacular and simply thought it might be nice to mention them here.

  • Firebug: Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
  • Fire Encrypter: FireEncrypter is an Firefox extension which gives you encryption/decryption and hashing functionalities right from your Firefox browser, mostly useful for developers or for education & fun.
  • Execute JS: Execute JS is a enhanced JavaScript-Console, where you can comfortably enter and execute arbitrary JavaScript-Code and modify functions.
  • Fox Tor: Anonymous Web Browsing using the encrypted TOR network.
  • Web Developer: Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
  • Hackbar: Simple security audit / Penetration test tool (understatement on "simple". Don’t get too excited, but it does give you a bit of functionality without having to open up numerous tools).
  • Switch Proxy: SwitchProxy lets you manage and switch between multiple proxy configurations uickly and easily. You can also use it as an anonymizer to protect your computer from prying eyes.

That’s it for now...I will add more as we move forward.