Surf The Web Like A Secret Agent

By Lucy Walker  |  Updated April 30, 2017  |  Other | 


Which browser is the most secure?

Most of the leading browsers have almost the exact same security features, but they might be called by different names even though they offer the same functions. You can also notice the difference in the way you access them in each browser’s settings. That’s why we are here to help clear things up. You need to know the difference.

Security features against malicious sites

Web browsers are designed to keep you protected from bad websites that contain malware or phishing scams, but of course, you need to activate these features in your browser settings. When you set your browser to notify you before entering a potentially harmful website, a pop up message will be displayed with a red WARNING MESSAGE every time you try to visit a malicious website.

For more information about the Google Chrome warning messages and other features, the best place to visit is Google’s Chrome and Browsing Security section where you can learn how to efficiently surf the internet. Internet Explorer uses a SmartScreen Filter to block malicious sites, and for the Firefox settings, you should visit the Firefox Safe Web Browsing site.

Tips on keeping your browser updated

If you want your browser to work properly, you need to make sure you update it regularly. Make sure that you always have the latest version of your browser. As soon as you get a message that there’s a new version out, download it and keep on track with the new changes. Your browser should automatically notify you about any new updates, so feel free to install any available updates rather than just ignoring it. It’s there for your safety.

One simple “Download” button can mean Big Trouble

The easiest way is to click on a “Download” button and to not worry any more. But, wait! Have you thought about the consequences? Think of it this way: the most common way to get infected by malware or spyware is by downloading something from the internet. This is why you need to be EXTRA CAREFUL throughout this entire process. Make sure the download is secure by looking for official security seals and doing a little research.

Here’s some good advice on how to download safely:

Before ‘running’ a program, save the file first. Try to save the download instead of immediately running it because it gives your security program extra time to check the file before opening it and getting instantly infected.

Download from websites that you trust. Before downloading, check to see that the domain is verified and not a look-alike.

Don’t Fat burning foods ignore license agreements and privacy statements. This is very important since many people don’t read what’s written (which is kind of hidden) during the program installation. If you click on something that’s wrong, it may be too late and the malware could already be accessing your system. Be sure to read the terms and conditions before clicking the “Download” button.

Dear readers, this was a basic introduction to what’s called “safe browsing”, but this is a huge topic and we are not okay with leaving you uninformed. That’s why next week, we will continue informing you about how to stay safe online. You will learn to understand how your browsing activity is tracked, find out more about the terms of private browsing, and more about the real reasons for cleaning your cache. Stay tuned!

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