Firefox users can password protect saved user names and passwords from prying eyes by creating a master password but ever thought how you can protect your favorites and bookmarks from others? Here’s Link Password, a Firefox extension that does the job by encrypting your links with a password.
Install the extension and restart Firefox. Now you can encrypt an individual link or a bookmark folder containing multiple links. For either, just right-click on the item you want to protect and select the encrypt option from the context menu.
Link Password encrypts links with AES encryption, so you will be prompted for a new password. To further protect your privacy, you have the option of renaming the link(s) while encrypting to prevent any guesses. Now the link(s) will be disguised by a random name and will be password protected.
Now, whenever you or anyone else try to visit the link they will be prompted for a password. Without it the link will be inaccessible.
If at anytime you wish to decrypt the links, you can do so by just right-clicking and selecting the decrypt option. Unfortunately the renamed links won’t be renamed back while decrypting and you have to do it manually.
Download: Link Password for Firefox
2 thoughts on “Password Protect Firefox Bookmarks with Link Password”
Well, it’s a good idea but I like doing things globally meaning I do not password protect just bookmarks but the whole Firefox profile with its all data. I’m using free utility Rohos Mini Drive with its new feature Hide folder.
An even better solution is to use a portable version of TrueCrypt. It provides the best encryption and is supported on all platforms.