The Internet can be quite a dangerous place for unwary users. Unconfident web browser options can lead to spy ware being set up on a computer with out a user’s know-how, attackers taking control of the machine and thieving information, and even using the laptop as a robot to invasion others.

Secure web surfing depends on a well-configured browser. UCSC’s IT Secureness Team advises using a modern browser (Chrome, Edge, Chrome or Safari) with an appropriate configuration that helps protect your privacy and data. You have to consider the application of add-ons or extensions which can provide different degrees of additional functionality to a browser. It’s also a good idea to maintain your browser and all add-ons/extensions modified. A 64-bit version of a browser may be more robust against viruses attacks since it provides more inherent safeguards via a thing called house space design randomization (ASLR).

It is recommended that a individual only utilizes a single web browser, and never «reserve» a web browser for any certain online product such as Gmail or Fb. The use of a sole browser enables better secureness by just allowing one set of credentials to become used on this, and decreases the potential for a harmful website to exploit a weakness in an dated program. Additionally it is a good idea with respect to users to enable password-protection features on every programs, and use solid passwords that comply with UCSC’s Password Standards when expected. Users should make sure they are not really storing any sensitive facts in their internet browser, like mastercard numbers, or using auto-complete to log into sites that need a username and password.