Recommended Browser Settings

Recommended Browser Settings

Configuring browser settings is a critical step in using Internet securely and also many of the vulnerabilities we find today will be while browsing internet. Most of the popular browsers include built- in security features, but users often fail to optimize their browser’s security settings on installation because majority of security features are not enabled with default installations. Failing to correctly set up your browser’s security features can put you at a higher risk for malware vulnerabilities and malicious attacks.

 Below are the high level configurations AJARR will recommend, doing so might defer from browser to browser. I will cover top five browsers settings with snapshots in below links.

 

 Keep your browsers up to date with patches and bug fixes.

 

 Enable automatic updates for your browser - If you are not comfortable with automatic updates,

 

schedule something in your calendar to check for latest updates and upgrade.

 

 Block pop-ups, plug-ins and phishing sites

 

 Set your browser not to store passwords

 

 Disable third-party cookies

 

 Fine-tune content settings

 

 Fine-tune passwords and forms settings

 

 Fine-tune privacy settings

 

 Fine-tune security settings

 

 Automatically clear history

 

McAfee or any other antivirus software or browser plugin to SECURE Search and browse safer online.

 

 Quickly check if a site is free from malware and phishing attacks, and has a valid SSL certificate

 

 Verifies if you're on a McAfee SECURE certified site

 

 Let’s you see Trusted Site ratings and reviews for the site you're on

 

Which is the Most Secure and recommended Browser?

 

There are many browsers in market today, I recommend to use one of the below browsers in list. They

 

do release regular updates and they make sure to act on any immediate vulnerabilities which needs fix.

 

 Google Chrome.

 

 Mozilla Firefox.

 

 Opera.

 

 Safari.

 

 Internet Explorer.

 

Stay on safe websites, Avoid the bad ones to be secure and to avoid compromising your critical data.

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