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Disable your browser’s AutoFill option

The AutoFill setting helps you log into online accounts faster by automatically entering your credentials like email/username and password. If someone gets ahold of your mobile device, this setting will allow them to have easy access to your email, bank account, social pages, etc. Increase your browser security by turning off this setting and manually […]

Consider turning off cookies in your browser

Cookies are tiny files that help websites keep you logged in and show you curated content such as ads. While they do make browsing the internet easier, they can also pose a cybersecurity risk, since they contain your private data and can be intercepted by hackers. If you want more security going from website to […]

Uninstall Java whenever possible

Most people use the Java runtime to engage with applications on their browser. However, many are unaware of the vulnerabilities in the Java platform. By visiting an infected website with a Java-enabled browser, your system can easily become compromised, even with advanced antivirus solutions in place. For this reason, you should only have Java installed […]

Don’t trust a URL just because it ends with .gov

Obtaining a .gov domain is easier than you think. By successfully impersonating elected officials (like the mayor of a small town), and filling out an application, hackers can illegally purchase .gov domains with little proof of authority. Keep this in mind the next time you’re entering private information into a .gov website.

Curb online tracking in your browser

Most websites collect a lot of information on a visitor, which is then used to track them across the web and target ads. If you’re uncomfortable with that, consider setting up an ad blocker or installing specialized extensions that limit what any site can see about your device and activity.

Turn off browser notifications

Many websites now ask for permission to send you notifications. If allowed to do so, they can quickly overwhelm with you alerts. Either deny the request or turn off any browser requests you’ve already enabled in your browser’s settings menu to avoid spam.