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10 Kickass Firefox Plugins For Hackers*

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This is my first post in HBB. Its a result of my last night thought 😉 Anyways, I have a list of 10 kickass firefox plugins for hackers*. You might already know some or even more, so I really encourage the readers to add more! With these tools lots of things can be ripped off. Going into details of the usage of each plugin is out of the scope of this post; though I wouldn’t mind people contacting me for more on that 🙂

Here is the list in no particular order (How lazy of me :P). Let me just start with the most obvious one.

  • 1. Firebug
    Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page…
  • 2. GridFox
    Draws a grid on top of a website. This is useful for checking designs that are supposed to follow a grid-based layout.
  • 3. MeasureIt
    Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels. Its a really cool plugin that’ll come in handy when you are writing a CSS code.
  • 4. Selenium IDE
    Record, edit, play selenium tests. Its a really powerful tool to automate web app testing across many platforms. A must have!
  • 5. Tamper Data
    This is my favorite plugin. Very Powerful! You can mostly use it for security testing your web applications by modifying POST parameters. But it can be used to rip of many cool hacks! 😉 For advanced users, its open source. Do check out its source. It’s really cool.
  •  6. User Agent Switcher
    This plugin adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser. A real cool one when you are a hacking a mobile web page!
  • 7. YSlow by Yahoo, Inc
    This is a must have for any hacker. This plugin analyzes web pages and why they’re slow based on Yahoo!’s rules for high performance web sites. And what’s more, it suggests you how to better them. How cool?
  • 8. ColorZilla
    This again comes handy when you are writing a css template. Just pick the color you like from any object from any page. It also has Advanced Eyedropper, Page Zoomer, and other colorful goodies.
  • 9. CookieExporter
    Exports all cookies to a standard cookies.txt file, that is in the same format as IE cookie export makes. It’s really helpful for some hacks. Try to use this somewhere. 😉 (Hint : WGET)
  • 10. XSS Me
    Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is a common flaw found in todays web applications. XSS flaws can cause serious damage to a web application. Detecting XSS vulnerabilities early in the development process will help protect a web application from unnecessary flaws. XSS-Me is the Exploit-Me tool used to test for reflected XSS vulnerabilities.
Happy Hacking! 🙂
* – By Hackers I mean people who hack products, not crackers. (disambiguity)

Earlier we also shared about Firefox plugins for Visually Impaired Users and Some cool Firefox plugins for Geeky Bloggers.

This article is written by Aarvay. He is a Hacker, Programmer, Developer, Co-Founder of Polarizd, and a Mrudangam Artiste. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.


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