How to configure Firefox settings for maximum privacy and security

Mozilla Firefox
Published on 31 Jan 2020 / In Website Software & Tools

Firefox is a very powerful browser and in this 2019 tutorial you learn how to access essential privacy and security settings to protect your online privacy.

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Getting maximum privacy and security will require to go through a plethora of settings Firefox allows you to change, as well as installing a selection of privacy enhancing extensions that will protect your privacy even more.

Go to “Content blocking” and select “strict blocking”.
Scroll down to History and choose “Use custom settings for history”. Check “Always use private browsing mode”.
If you are changing these settings on a Firefox you’ve been using for a while, you can easily clear all previously stored data in privacy – Cookies and Site Data and under History - “Clear History”. Select everything and set time range to Everything.
Under Address Bar, uncheck suggestions for Browsing history, Bookmarks and Open Tabs.
Under permissions, go to settings for Location, Camera, Microphone and Notifications and select “Block new requests asking to access” each of these parameters.
By default, Mozilla will collect some information from your Firefox. This is not good. But it’s easy to turn it off with a single click.
Blocking dangerous and deceptive content might be useful for secure browsing, but this service is provided by Google Safe Browsing, which you actually don’t see here. So I choose to not trust Google with my security.
Change your default search engine to duckduckgo and opt out of search suggestions so that your search records aren’t shared with the provider.

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