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2. Security > 13. Stop All Secret Network Activity

Stop All Secret Network Activity

Send packets across the Internet only when they come from user actions.

Firefox has a mind of its own. It sometimes connects to other computers across the Internet without asking you first. Not only is this a privacy issue, but it can also be awkward. For example, the browser might be installed on test equipment that is network-enabled only intermittently. If you are performing network diagnostics, that’s another time when you don’t want any unexpected chatter on the line. Finally, if you configuration-control all of your installed software, then you probably prefer that Firefox not upgrade itself automatically either. Here’s how to stop all of that stuff.


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