How to Secure Web Browsing

The web browser is an extremely complex piece of software. It is able to browse web pages, videos, images and forms. Originally designed to display text documents, it today handles all of the various media that are accessible on the Internet. This makes it harder for security professionals because it has numerous “weak spots” that attackers could exploit.

Whether you’re using the default software that comes preloaded on your PC or an alternative browser you’ve downloaded, it is crucial to ensure that the security settings are at the highest possible level. This will help reduce the risk of malware getting through and getting into your system. It’s also an excellent idea to run the web browser in a restricted user account that doesn’t have administrator privileges. So, even if malware does get past the security settings of your browser, it won’t be able to affect your system as quickly.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to inform your users on safe browsing habits and practices. You can instruct them to disable auto-complete and to clear passwords often, as well as always select the highest security level in the web browser. It’s also important to remind them that websites must clearly state how their data is being collected and used. This information is usually found in the website’s privacy policy or the user agreement. Browser security platforms eliminate blind spots, by monitoring and analysing web sessions for risks and threats. These solutions are device-agnostic and secure for managed and unmanaged mobile devices, including BYOD devices and third-party managed mobile devices.