No matter which browser you prefer, its security can probably be improved. From how you’re being tracked across the websites you visit to how websites themselves are leaky on security, it’s dangerous out there on the information superhighway. Here are a few simple things you can do to improve your privacy and your security.
- Install a tracker blocker like Ghostery. Ghostery is a tiny browser extension that makes a huge difference in your browsing by blocking cookies, scripts, and other trackers.
- Use encryption everywhere with HTTPS Everywhere. Websites without a secure socket layer (SSL) are such a security issue that Google has begun punishing them in searches to try to force them to upgrade. In the meantime, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and The Tor Project have stepped in to fill this gap. Their HTTPS Everywhere extension rewrites unencrypted connections to https.
- Try a new browser like Opera. We know, you probably forgot Opera exists. It does and the latests updates are more secure and faster than ever. With built-in ad-blocking, a Turbo mode, and even an unlimited VPN feature, Opera may become your go-to for security and privacy.
Want even more privacy? Try a VPN.
A Virtual Private Network protects your identity online by hiding your IP address and routing your traffic through another node. While certain add-ons and extensions can provide a good VPN, to go fully dark, you may want a VPN app.