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Browser-based penetration testing with Firefox and Chrome

With the proper extensions installed, you can hack from the comfort of your Firefox or Chrome browser. Within Firefox, add-ons are divided into three categories: extensions, appearance themes, and plugins. Extensions extend the functionality of Firefox past simple web browsing. Appearance themes change the way Firefox looks, and plugins are necessary for Firefox to display specialized non-HTML Web content such as Flash, Java script, multimedia, etc.

The Firefox add-ons interface, accessible via Tools-->Add-ons in the menu bar

The Firefox add-ons interface, accessible via Tools–>Add-ons in the menu bar

Google Chrome labels all add-ons as “extensions”. The Chrome website lists them in the same column as “Apps” and “Themes”.

The Chrome extensions interface, accessible via Chrome Menu-->Tools-->Extensions

The Chrome extensions interface, accessible via Chrome Menu–>Tools–>Extensions

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Written by Doug Vitale

December 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

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