Making use of the internet is a now pretty much the normal thing to do. It would actually be more abnormal to meet someone who does not make use of the net. The internet is the home of a majority of the information that we can really take advantage of. At the same time, it can be the home of various threats that can compromise our safety.
That said, it is important to be aware of secure browsing practices that really should be regular habits by now. Here are a couple of secure browsing practices for you:
Make Use of Secure Browsers ONLY
As browsing is no longer just limited to actual computers, there are now different sorts of browsing options that specifically target gadgets like smartphones and tablets. A good rule of thumb is that no matter what you are using to browse the internet, always make sure that you are using a secure browser. If you are using a phone or a tablet, be wary of any pre-installed browsers that insist on being your default browser.
If you can, do make use of the more established browsers like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. These have apps available in the App Store and Play Store. It would be best to uninstall or disable preinstalled browsers in your system.
Avoid the “Remember Password” Option
In the world where convenience is pretty much king, we strongly advise you to skip using the built-in option to remember passwords on your browser. Remember, no matter how strong your browser is, it is always better to be prepared for an attack or malware. In the unfortunate event that malware does get into your system, it will now enjoy the access to any and all accounts which has usernames and passwords listed in the browser.
Instead of using the remember password add-on in the browser, you can make use of password managers that are available for purchase and for free. Password managers have encryption on them. So even if there happens to be malware in your system, the program of the password manager will let you know if there has been any unlawful attempt to access the information that they contain.
Having proper and secure browsing practices is pretty much adhering to basic logic. While there are still threats that can strike your system, you can at least limit the damage and protect your sensitive information through secure browsing practices. In the world today, it would be important to avoid being asleep at the wheel.
Which secure browsing practice have you NOT been doing?