Get your PC a second layer of web security by practicing safe Internet browsing methods/techniques
Of all the software of equipment, browsers are considered the information rich and the most exposed. Indeed, web browsing is becoming part and parcel of our daily lives, but the truth of the matter is that you are exposed many kinds of risks. I know we are all nervous when we hear of the hacker.
It is true that malicious hackers get access to our computers when we are browsing online, and they can manage to find out anything us. Besides getting away with sensitive information such as usernames, password to email addresses, credit card data, bookmarks and browsing history, they infect computers with viruses, adware, and spyware.
Typically, the symptoms of an infected computer are not limited to signs such as the computer running slowly, annoying pop-ups, massive program download without users’ permission, and of course, allows sensitive personal data to be accessed by a third party. Safe internet browsing means being of such these malicious practices and taking the important steps to avoid them.
It is worth mentioning that secure web browsing is considered a game of changing tactics. This is because, when you are confident you have made your computer as safe to use as possible, the landscape just changes! Indeed, cyber crooks are always creating new methods to hack your system. Therefore, unless we stay ahead of the game, cyber criminals will still bring more problems to our computers.
I have told you that internet browsing exposes your computer to an endless number of cyber criminals. Some of you might be tempted to unplug your computers permanently from the internet grid, but take a couple of minutes to learn some new tricks on secure browsing procedures. Indeed, follow the below guidelines to protect your personal data and your computer online:
Disable some vulnerable web browser features
Enabling some web browser features have been known to lower computer security. Quite often, software developers enable some features to improve the computing experience. However, the enabled features might end up increasing the risk of exposing the computer to internet criminals.
Install a better browser
Most computers using Windows come with Internet Explorer. Although it is the primary browser, it is considered the most vulnerable and least secure browser. Therefore, it is highly advisable that you install the latest and better browsers, and the recommended ones include Chrome and Firefox.
Use Browser Add-ons
There is a good number browser add-ons developed to enhance further browsing security, which you need to install in your browser. The best add-ons include Adblock Plus, Flashblock, Web of Trust, LastPass, and much more.
Guard your personal data and information
When providing sensitive information across the internet, ensure you are working on an encrypted web page. Besides that, you need to protect your online usernames and passwords by using different details for each site you are signed with.
Other ways of browsing safely on the internet include being wary of clicking suspicious links, avoid visiting questionable websites, avoiding download stuff from unknown sites, and always keep your protected with the latest antivirus or antispyware.