JShelter - Chrome Web Store
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Overview

Extension for increasing security and privacy level of the user.

What is JShelter? JShelter is a browser extension to give back control over what your browser is doing. A JavaScript-enabled web page can access much of the browser's functionality, with little control over this process available to the user: malicious websites can uniquely identify you through fingerprinting and use other tactics for tracking your activity. JShelter aims to improve the privacy and security of your web browsing. How does it work? Like a firewall that controls network connections, JShelter controls the APIs provided by the browser, restricting the data that they gather and send out to websites. JShelter adds a safety layer that allows the user to choose if a certain action should be forbidden on a site, or if it should be allowed with restrictions, such as reducing the precision of geolocation to the city area. This layer can also aid as a countermeasure against attacks targeting the browser, operating system or hardware. Please see the FAQ (https://jshelter.org/faq/) and our blog (https://jshelter.org/blog/) for more information about the extension. What is the threat model? https://jshelter.org/threatmodel/ Can I read a paper about the extension? Yes, see https://arxiv.org/abs/2204.01392

4.5 out of 523 ratings

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Google UserMay 27, 2024

It's quite complex and the notification pop-ups can't be stopped which is incredibly annoying. Also, unlike the now malware ridden Fingerprint Spoofing extension, JShelter randomly spoofs your GPU instead of just stating "Unknown". And given what happened with Fingerprint Spoofing, you should continuously back-up (pack extension) of all the extensions you feel are critical.

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Aayush SaxenaJan 5, 2024

this is a really good extension! it worked on install without me having to make any changes, and going to a site like EFF Cover Your Tracks showed that my fingerprint had indeed been randomized. there are also a lot of additional settings to customize too, if you want to go even deeper. happy that extensions like this exist that focus on privacy and have good ease-of-use!

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Jacob GriffinAug 3, 2023

Pretty good extension. If you're a user that found NoScript to be a little too time consuming to get setup properly etc. I'd try this out. It's basically a "set it and forget it" form of NoScript that does all the blocking you need with no initial setup or tinkering, although you can still tinker AND there are plenty of settings to tinker with.

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Details

  • Version
    0.18.1
  • Updated
    June 28, 2024
  • Offered by
    jshelterdevs
  • Size
    440KiB
  • Languages
    3 languages
  • Developer
    Email
    nesatfit@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

Support

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