How to Secure Web Browsing

The web browser is a complex piece of software. It lets you browse websites, videos, images, forms, games and more. It was originally designed to display text documents, it has evolved to handle all the various media formats that are accessible on the Internet. This makes it harder for security teams to secure because it has a lot of “weak points” which attackers can take advantage of.

If you’re using the default program that comes preloaded on your computer or an alternative one that you’ve downloaded, it is important to check that the security settings are at the highest possible level. This will decrease the possibility of malware getting through and getting into your system. It’s also a good idea to use the browser with a limited account that does not have administrator rights. This way, even if malware does get past your browser’s security settings it won’t be able to modify your system as easily.

Furthermore, it’s a good idea to inform your users on secure browsing habits and best practices. This can include teaching them to always choose the highest level of security on the web browser including disabling auto-complete and clearing saved passwords regularly. You should also remind users of the importance of websites clearly stating the manner in which their personal data is collected and used. Usually, this information can be located in the privacy policies or the website’s agreement. Browser security solutions remove blind spots by looking over and analyzing web sessions for threats and risks. These solutions are device-agnostic, securing devices that are managed and unmanaged, including BYOD and third party unmanaged devices.

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