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