Secure Web Browsing
Web browsing is a fantastic method to gain access to information and know-how from around the globe, but it also serves as an open door for malicious attackers. Attackers target the browser to monitor data that is transmitted through it (such as when users input personal details in forms) or exploit flaws in the browser itself to gain access to the device it’s running on, the data stored on the device, and the data in its memory.
A secure browser is one that was designed from scratch to prevent these attacks, while still offering a user experience that is at par with what they would expect. To ensure that a browser is secure, it should have an green padlock in the URL bar, and display warnings when visiting sites which do not support HTTPS.
In addition to the security features that browsers offer it is important to search for a web browser that allows users to install vetted plug-ins and extensions. These third-party programs can be a source of malware and can slow down the browser. They may also introduce additional points of failure to the system.
Additionally, a safe browser should have a speedy performance that doesn’t compromise features. Ideally, the top browsers are user-friendly and do not lag. This is important for companies that require their workers to be mobile and work from home or other remote locations. It is also essential for students who need to be able to study wherever they have internet access.