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Lose the sticky notes: embrace your browser’s password genie

Tired of juggling sticky notes with scribbled passwords? Struggling to remember the right string of characters for every website you visit? Fear not, fellow internet adventurer, for your browser holds a secret weapon: the built-in password manager! Yes, those handy Safari, Chrome, and Firefox features you might have ignored are password-remembering powerhouses. When you create […]

Taming notifications: why you should block most browser alerts

Ever been happily browsing when a blaring notification explodes on your screen, shattering your digital zen? Welcome to the age of browser notifications, where websites vie for your attention with pop-up alerts that range from annoying to outright risky. But fear not, you’re not at the mercy of this digital bombardment. In fact, you hold […]

Pay attention to your browser’s URL bar for security clues

The URL (address) bar at the top of your web browser is a valuable resource for understanding the security of the website you’re visiting. It provides crucial information about the website’s connection status and potential risks. Identifying secure connections Look for the text “https://” at the beginning of the URL. This indicates that the website […]

What’s a browser plug-in?

Browser plug-ins are extensions that add new features to your web browser. For example, a plug-in might allow you to watch videos on websites that use Flash technology, or to play games that require Java. Plug-ins can be useful, but they can also be a security risk. That’s because attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in plug-ins […]

Avoid mobile redirects with privacy-focused browsers and network-level tools

Mobile redirects can be annoying and intrusive. They can also be dangerous, as they can lead you to malicious websites that can infect your device with malware or steal your personal information. One way to avoid mobile redirects is to use a privacy-focused browser. These browsers are designed to protect your privacy and security online. […]

Browsers let you send tabs to specific devices

A fair amount of people browsing the internet on one device will come across a site that they want to access on another piece of technology and manually send the URL between the devices. Fortunately, there’s a shortcut that effectively removes this middleman. In Chrome, computer users can simply right-click the URL in the browser […]