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Regularly clear your web cache, cookies and history

Gathering these three items permits web browsers to speed up your experience by loading already saved resources instead of making new copies. Nevertheless, their buildup can create security risks and performance issues. An incident involving Yahoo’s use of cookies exposed many accounts to hijacking. Storage of cookies also requires disk space and CPU resources. It’s […]

Adjust web 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Use private browsing, but don’t rely on it exclusively to keep you safe

Private browsing is a good way to keep browsing history secret and avoid cluttering your machine with cookies and temporary files. However, it’s not a security measure per se – you can still be spied on and hit with malware infections while nominally incognito. Combine private browsing with antivirus software and other protective measures.

What are cookies?

When you browse the Internet, information about your computer may be collected and stored. This information might be general information about your computer (such as IP address, the domain you used to connect (e.g., .edu, .com, .net), and the type of browser you used). It might also be more specific information about your browsing habits […]