Blockade is a browser extension that brings antivirus-like capabilities to user web traffic by blocking malicious resources from being viewed or loaded inside Chrome or Firefox. The browser extension, developed by Brandon Dixon, can be configured to receive blocklists from multiple nodes. Security Without Borders maintains a node regularly updated with thousands of malicious websites, particularly those used in attacks targeting members of civil society.
How do I use it?
Firstly you need to download and install the browser extension, available for Chrome and Firefox, which is available from the official website. Afterwards, you need to open the options of the extension and add our repository
Check this video for better instructions on how to set it up:
How does it work?
The Blockade browser extension will regularly fetch an updated list of malicious websites from the nodes that you have configured in the options. Security Without Borders maintains a list of malicious websites that we observe through our own research as well as through automated collection techniques. We identify and block hundreds of suspicious and malicious domains every day.
I got a warning from Blockade, what do I do?
A Blockade warning will appear as a vivid red page in your browser alerting that you've visited a website marked as malicious (or that a website you visit has attempted to load a remote resource from a website marked as malicious). Don't panic, you should be fine.
If you have configured the extension with your own email address, we will receive a notification of this event and we would then be able to get back in contact with you.