Use of Web browsers for cybersecurity
The Internet is the simplest way of communicating various types of information and services to the people in this era of continuous improvement, dissemination, dissemination, and use of information technology.
Using this internet, people can study at home, sell products, conduct business deals, talk in video calls, pay home utility (electricity, water, gas) bills, and even buy daily raw materials.
Although there are various applications for accessing information and services through the Internet, the most commonly used web browser, which is installed on almost every computer with the operating system.
The most widely used and notable ones are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge, etc…
Since the web browser is used more to get internet-based information and services, it is very important to ensure the security of the web browser and use it securely.
The web browser that is normally provided with the operating system of the computer or the web browser we install usually does not guarantee security.
If the Internet user does not have sufficient knowledge of cybersecurity and the security of the web browser is not easily ensured, various types of viruses, malware or other harmful programs spread on the Internet can easily infiltrate the user’s computer and This enables cybercriminals to take full control of the user’s computer.
The following are some things to do to ensure the security of the web browser:
1) Every web browser has privacy settings. The user should carefully review and configure these settings so that the browser’s security is not compromised.
2) Always keep the web browser updated.
3) Be careful when downloading plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions of web browsers so that harmful plug-ins, add-ons or extensions are not installed.
4) Update used plug-ins and uninstall unused and unnecessary plugins.
5) Always use active and updated anti-virus.
6) Using various types of web browser security plug-ins and using extensions to prevent unexpected popups. For example, the Adblock Plus extension.
7) Using the 64-bit web browser as the security system of the 64-bit program is improved than the 32-bit program.
Here are some precautions to be taken for a web browser user to avoid cyber attacks.
1) It is not OK to save a password in a web browser because if the user’s computer is ever exposed to viruses, malware orIf attacked by other malicious programs, the cybercriminals can get that password at any time. In this case, users can use secure software to store passwords, such as KeePass Password Safe.
2) Delete the browsing history and cache of the web browser.
3) Keep the autofill feature of the web browser disabled so that no user information is stored in the web browser.
4) If the user accesses the Internet through a web browser of a cybercafe or other computer, use the incognito mode of the web browser so that no user information is stored in the web browser.
All are alert and aware to create a safe cyber environment.