Understanding Hackers (& 4 more things!)

5 things to know in less than five minutes
1. Understanding hackers: It’s not personal
Hackers don’t really care whose personal information and credentials they can get, as long as they can get a LOT of it. That’s why cyber criminals often target big companies with millions of users. They look for security weaknesses, and then steal or copy as much personal information as possible. And all types of data can be valuable. Get a better understanding of why hackers do what they do. Learn more >>

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2. Recommended Extensions
Extensions can add more power and productivity to Firefox—everything from ad blockers and tab organizers to enhanced privacy tools, password managers, and more. Whether you’re new to browser extensions or a seasoned expert, these recommended extensions will customize Firefox to your personal needs. Read more »
3. Privacy or profit? Why not both?
More of our personal data hits the market every day. It’s for sale. Will tech companies ever choose our privacy over their own profits? Do they even have to choose? Meet people who have built profitable tech businesses while also respecting our privacy in this episode of our IRL podcast. Listen now »
4. Protecting users in Kazakhstan
Mozilla recently deployed technical solutions within Firefox to block the Kazakhstan government’s ability to intercept internet traffic within the country. We believe in protecting the online security and privacy of the people of Kazakhstan. Learn more »
5. Firefox now blocks more trackers and cryptominers
Starting in early September, Firefox on desktop and Android empowers and protects all our users by blocking third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers automatically. This milestone marks a major step in our multi-year effort to bring stronger privacy protections to everyone using Firefox. Learn more »
Bonus Content!
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