FireCAT 1.1 Released – Turn Firefox into a Security Platform

FireCAT is a Firefox Framework Map collection of the most useful security oriented extensions. It can be used to turn your favorite browser (Firefox) into a powerful security framework.

FireCAT comes from “Firefox Catalog of Auditing Toolbox”

Changes for FireCAT 1.1

+ Category Network Utililies
– Added ffsniff to subcat “Sniffers”
– Added CrossFTP to subcat FTP (thanks to Benjamin Picuira)
– Added JiWire to subcat Wi-Fi (thanks to Mike from
– Added Oracle DBA Toolbar to Subcat Database (thanks to Laurent Chouraki)

+ New category “IT Security Related”
– Added Open Source Vulnerability Database Search (OSVD)
– Added US Homeland Security Threat Level.

You can download Firecat here:

Firecat 1.1 Freemind source (Zip – 3.4 kb)
Firecat 1.1 PDF (PDF – 156.4 kb)
Firecat 1.1 Browsable HTML (Zip – 36.4 kb)

Or read more here.

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6 Responses to FireCAT 1.1 Released – Turn Firefox into a Security Platform

  1. TheRealDonQuixote August 30, 2007 at 11:56 pm #

    SWEET!! I used the first versions of FIRECAT to build up a solid auditing profile seperate from my usual surfing profile. It would be kewl if they used FEBE (Firefox Extension Backup Extension) and CLEO (Compact Library Extension Organizer), to make an installable XPI file with all the extensions. FIND CLEO & FEBE HERE.

    I dunno if that would be redistributable though? Anyone?

  2. Sandeep Nain August 31, 2007 at 1:49 am #

    Well its cool to have a package with all these extensions (add ons).
    it actually did make firefox to security platform..

    OSVD search and ffsniff utilities are really interesting..
    a must have for security assessment work..

  3. TheRealDonQuixote August 31, 2007 at 4:51 am #

    Srsly, someone should come up with a FireLEST (Firefox List of Essential Security Tools) a list of extensions and add ons that will make your FF rock solid secure from malicious attacks while surfing the net. Of course all the settings for the extensions and add ons need to be listed along with the FireLEST.

    I could do it if I had some extra time. Heck I barely have time to surf Darknet!!

  4. meatcurtains September 3, 2007 at 3:04 am #

    Actually 1.1 has been around for a couple months. 1.2 just got released –,232.html

  5. Sandeep Nain September 5, 2007 at 12:10 am #

    FireCAT version 1.2 has 60 extensions. Few of the new one’s are:

    MySQlSidu- The mySQL Client

    OraDB error code look up.

    Gnosis for data mining: (Gnosis is a real time semantic processing for the web. By evaluating the pages you read, Gnosis immediately locates key information such as people, organizations, companies, products and geographies hidden within the text)

    I really like the Gnosis extensions..

  6. pilihck February 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    v1.3 is out.

    The complete package is available here (zip) :