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Block pop-up advertisements

Pop-up blockers disable windows that could potentially contain malicious code. Most modern browsers have a feature that you can enable to block pop-up advertisements, check in the browser settings.

Keep your web browser software up to date

Install software updates so that attackers cannot take advantage of known problems or vulnerabilities. Many browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge offer automatic updates. If this option is available, you could enable it.

Audit your web browser

In the process of normal usage, your web browser will accumulate a lot of cookies and other website data like caches. These items can be useful whenever you need to revisit a site since they help it remember you. However, they can slow down performance over time. Make sure you clear out website data periodically […]

Keep your internet routers up-to-date

If you use your own router, it’s important to ensure it’s a recent model and has the latest firmware. By looking up the model number, you can determine if it is compatible with specific security protocols and also find its default IP address. By entering the latter in your browser, you can check its firmware […]

Adjust your browser preferences to limit pop-up windows and cookies

Pop-up windows are often generated by some kind of scripting or active content. Adjusting the settings within your browser to reduce or prevent scripting or active content may reduce the number of pop-up windows that appear. Some browsers offer a specific option to block or limit pop-up windows. Certain types of cookies are sometimes considered […]

Pay attention to top-level domains on websites

You might not think much about top-level domains (TLDs), which include .com, .org and .net. Many new TLDs were introduced in the last few years, and a lot of them are associated with risky activities like spam distribution. Be wary of .country, .stream and .download in particular, since they are almost exclusively shady.