These Browser Extensions may help you prevent Cyber Mugging

With the advent of digitalization,cyber attacks pose a threat like never before, starting from your bank account to your personal email accounts, all your confidential data stand a chance of being compromised.

Here are some Browser Extensions with download links for Both Google Chrome and Firefox which can safeguard you to a great extent if not completely.


A Firefox exclusive, NoScript does exactly what its name implies: It stops scripts. Configuring it after initial installation can be a bit cumbersome since it blocks almost everything by default, but once it’s up and running your browser is super safe.


BehindTheOverlay is a one-button kill for any and all overlays and browser screen-seizing popups. Just tap the little curtain button and you go straight back to the website you intended to visit.BehindTheOverlay is availablefor Firefox and Chrome.

3.HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere, which was created by the Electronic Freedom Foundation in partnership with the TOR project, forces any web site capable of HTTPS to use it. Securing web traffic with HTTPS is pretty much a non-option anymore, but plenty of websites have yet to make it their default behavior, which is why HTTPS Everywhere is important.

4.uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin, available for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera, blocks more than just ads or scripts: It stops pretty much anything you tell it to. It can be loaded with lists for blocking domains, trackers, cookies, images–you name it.

Like other add-ons that stop certain web functionality from working, uBlock Origin can take some tweaking to get right.


5.Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus will stop the suspicious ads–and the not-so-suspicious ones–from getting through to your computer. You can choose to whitelist some sites, which is definitely a good thing to do if you want to support your favorites. provides a very necessary service: It takes shortened links, like those from and, and expands them to their full size. Anytime you click on a shortened link you’re redirected from the target to Unshorten’s page where the full domain gives you a hint at where you’re headed. It also lets you know if the link is to a domain known to be unsafe.If you’re a Chrome user this is definitely one to check out.



Having a password manager is important nowadays, and LastPass is only one of the myriad options available. Whether you want to use LastPass or any of the other on the market doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have one.


There are plenty of services on the internet that track your browsing habits from page to page and tailor your ad experience based on where you go and what you do.

It’s a bit intrusive, to say the least, which is where Ghostery comes in. This handy extension blocks web trackers from monitoring what you’re doing, which not only protects you but also speeds up your surfing by eliminating internet bloat.


Using a web browser, even in incognito mode, leaves a digital paper trail behind you that could contain a lot of personal information. Click&Clean gets rid of that data with just a single click.

Options range from deleting cookies to deleting all browsing data, and even scanning your browser to assess how secure it is.

It’s a good idea to give it a shot, which you can do in Chrome and Firefox. One of my favorites.

10.Hotspot Shield

Everyone concerned with internet privacy knows what a VPN is. And they also probably know what a hassle it is to find a reliable one that doesn’t cost money.

Hotspot Shield does provide free basic VPN service, allowing you to reroute your traffic to avoid being tracked, and its Chrome and Firefox extensions are as easy to use as flipping a toggle.

You can also opt for a separate Hotspot Shield app if that’s your preference.

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Gaurav Bhattacharya has comprehensive working experience as an Audio Engineer and a Research analyst. He has pursued masters in finance and marketing and has been freelancing since 2012.His passion for varied aspects of Finance, Tech, Travel, and Health is well depicted in his thoroughlyresearched representation of the subject matter. He prefers penning down utility blogs, which are both gripping and informative for the readers.