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Web Browser Security

It is important to understand the functionality and features of the web browser you use whether it is Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari, to name a few. Enabling some web browser features may lower security. Often, manufacturers will enable features by default to improve the computing experience, but these features may end up increasing the risk to the computer and causing vulnerabilities. How to secure and clear data from your web browser are discussed below.

Secure Your Browser

Secure Your Browser

Secure Your Browser

Secure Your Browser

Secure Your Browser
Secure Your Browser

It is important to understand the functionality and features of the web browser you use whether it is Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari, to name a few. Enabling some web browser features may lower security. Often, manufacturers will enable features by default to improve the computing experience, but these features may end up increasing the risk to the computer and causing vulnerabilities. How to secure and clear data from your web browser are discussed below.

  • Your browser has a “popup blocker” that prevents popup windows from cluttering your screen. Some programs require you to disable this function temporarily. If you disable the popup blocker, remember to enable it when you’re finished.
  • When using a computer or accessing a website, never use an option to “remember my password the next time.” This option will store your password in a standard location on the computer, which is the same as writing it down and is just as bad. If your password is stored, it can be found and used against you.

Secure Your Browser

  1. Your browser has a “popup blocker” that prevents popup windows from cluttering your screen. Some programs require you to disable this function temporarily. If you disable the popup blocker, remember to enable it when you’re finished.
  2. When using a computer or accessing a website, never use an option to “remember my password the next time.” This option will store your password in a standard location on the computer, which is the same as writing it down and is just as bad. If your password is stored, it can be found and used against you.

It is important to understand the functionality and features of the web browser you use whether it is Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari, to name a few. Enabling some web browser features may lower security. Often, manufacturers will enable features by default to improve the computing experience, but these features may end up increasing the risk to the computer and causing vulnerabilities. How to secure and clear data from your web browser are discussed below.

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