SpoofStick for FireFox
SpoofStick makes it easier to spot a spoofed website by prominently displaying only the most relevant domain information. It's not a comprehensive solution, but it's a good start.
This version of SpoofStick is free to use and is not officially supported by CoreStreet or any of its affiliates. CoreStreet does not make any claims about the quality of this software or its suitability to any task. If something bad happens to you while you're using SpoofStick, it's not our fault. Use SpoofStick at your own risk.
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- Download spoofstick-firefox.xpi and save it in a local directory.
- In Firefox, go to File->Open File and open the spoofstick-firefox.xpi file from where you saved it.
- When installation is complete, close all Firefox windows and restart the browser.
- SpoofStick just sits there contently displaying the domain name of the site you’re currently on.
- Before entering any information into a site, glance up at SpoofStick to confirm that you are where you think you are.
- To configure the size and color of the display, right click anywhere on SpoofStick or go to Tools->Options->Extensions, select “spoofstick-firefox.xpi” and click on the “Options” button.
- SpoofStick is no longer a toolbar, but a button. To enable SpoofStick, select View->Toolbars->Customize, and drag SpoofStick onto any toolbar. To configure or uninstall SpoofStick, select Tools->Extensions.
Download SpoofStick v1.06 for Mozilla Firefox:
v. 1.06 12-8-05 New Firefox version now available. Addresses compatibility with Firefox 1.5
v. 1.05 02-10-05 Addresses the recently discovered Mozilla "IDN" vulnerability described at http://www.shmoo.com/idn/
SpoofStick is now a draggable, resizable toolbar button.
v. 1.04 11-03-04 Compatibility with the upcoming FF 1.0 Final release
v. 1.03 09-15-04 Compatible with new Firefox 1.0 PR
v. 1.02 06-21-04 Compatible with new Firefox 0.9 extension handling, including auto-update.
v. 1.0 05-10-04 General availability release. Standardized UI.
v. 0.06 04-22-04 New "about" text to match IE version
v. 0.05 04-07-04 Tweaked font size settings, corrected display for domains with multiple machine names.
v. 0.04 04-05-04 First public beta
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