Tips for safe Internet browsing
Exploiting browser vulnerabilities has become a popular way to compromise computers. There are several easy ways to secure your preferred browser, through individual browser settings and add-ons. Browsers aim for a balance of performance and security. Features added by the manufacturer to improve performance may make the browser (and the computer) less secure. In addition, the more add-ons installed, the more your browsing experience may be impacted or slowed.
- Install and use an adblocker such as uBlock Origin for Chrome.
- To limit eavesdropping on your browsing sessions, install and use HTTPS Everywhere.
- Do not use the “remember my password” function of a browser or website. Instead, use a password management tool. See cybersecurity.nmhs.net/password-security)
- Ensure the pop-up blocker in your browser is enabled.