safer browsing

here is what i am currently using to make browsing safer and less annoying:

  • Use Firefox (duh)
  • Don’t install the Flash plugin
  • Turn off “Allow sites to set cookies” and keep a small whitelist
  • Use NoScript to only allow javascript on a small number of sites
  • Install this hosts file to remove most advertising
  • Use TargetKiller to get rid of pages opening up in new windows
  • Disable Java

It’s amazing how much faster and pleasant the web becomes if you take the garbage out..