An anti-malware Web browser extension to mitigate potential
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JShelter is a browser extension to give back control over what your
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. For more details, see JShelter threat model.
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
Who's behind this project?
If you have any questions or you spotted a bug, the project's issue tracker is the place for posting those. We especially appreciate feedback, so feel free to use the issue tracker for chiming in.
Using JShelter and reporting any problems you find in our issue tracker is a huge help. If you want to contribute to the project itself, post your ideas on the issue tracker or just go ahead and make a pull request.