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Use private browsing on shared computers

All major web browsers provide options for private (aka incognito) browsing. In this mode, a browser does not remember your visited sites, account logins and HTTP cookies (i.e.,the digital files allowing websites to track you). Accordingly, you gain extra protection from others trying to use your saved credentials or look at your history, especially on […]

Periodically clear your web cache, cookies and history

Collecting these three items enables web browsers to speed up your experience by loading already-saved resources instead of making new copies. However, their accumulation 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. Clear everything […]