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Firefox offers unique privacy tools Photo: Divulgao / MozillaFirefox offers unique privacy tools Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

Firefox offers unique privacy tools Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

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1. Firefox Monitor monitors account leaks

The Firefox Monitor service uses the user's email address to let you know if account credentials have been detected in the event of a data leak on the Internet. In addition, the tool also shows all leaks monitored by Firefox, and where the account may have been affected.

Firefox Monitor has the option to enable alerts for future leaks that may put the user account at risk. To do so, click on the sign up option to receive alerts and create a Firefox account. Upon entering the browser, you will be able to monitor various email addresses and track a dashboard with different accounts.

Firefox Monitor tells you if your password was stolen in hacker attacks Photo: Divulgao / MozillaFirefox Monitor tells you if your password was stolen in hacker attacks Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

Firefox Monitor tells you if your password was stolen in hacker attacks Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

2. Lockwise generates and manages secure passwords.

Creating complex passwords makes your account more secure, but also makes it difficult to type in everyday life. With Firefox's Lockwise function, you can record passwords and access them on various devices such as mobile, tablet and computer. Mozilla guarantees Lockwise security through full encryption of codes. The function has an app with versions for Android and iPhone (iOS).

Firefox Lockwise a password manager Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla FirefoxFirefox Lockwise a password manager Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla Firefox

Firefox Lockwise a password manager Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla Firefox

3. Pocket saves links and suggests accurate content.

Pocket brings privacy by providing content that matters in only one place to which the user has access. The platform avoids material from dubious sources, suggesting reliable sites instead. In addition, it is possible to save links of interest and receive recommendations that will actually add something to navigation.

The function helps make the most of reading time and online content consumption, and offers linking to service accounts like Twitter and Flipboard. To use Pocket, simply press the platform icon in the Firefox address bar and sign up. Aside from desktop browser access, Pocket is also available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Pocket keeps articles open or hosted on link Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesPocket keeps articles open or hosted on link Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Pocket keeps articles open or hosted on link Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

4. Firefox Send Shares Large Files Online

Firefox Send lets you share files up to 1 GB without logging in, and even protects the file with encryption. According to Mozilla, the process is so particular that not even the company can see what is sent by users on the platform. Firefox Send also has the option to upload files larger than 2.5 GB, but in this case I need to log in to the service.

In addition to secure file encryption, the user can increase document security by setting a download link expiration date, or by adding a password. To use Firefox Send, simply add the desired file and send it to be encrypted. Once uploaded, copy the link generated by the service to share the download.

Learn how to share files through Firefox Send Photo: Divulgao / MozillaLearn how to share files through Firefox Send Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

Learn how to share files through Firefox Send Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

5. Sync gives data access on different devices

Sync, Firefox's account sync function, lets you follow a PC-initiated session to your mobile phone, or any other device. Not only the session, as other important data such as Firefox's history, bookmarks and preferences are transferred between platforms.

Mozilla ensures security in this process thanks to end-to-end encryption, where data is encrypted on the server. To use the function, I need to create a Firefox account to access it on other devices.

Firefox Sync lets you resume a PC session on your phone Photo: Playback / Felipe VinhaFirefox Sync lets you resume a PC session on your phone Photo: Playback / Felipe Vinha

Firefox Sync lets you resume a PC session on your phone Photo: Playback / Felipe Vinha

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