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Be picky with Chrome extensions

From ad blockers to video screenshotters, Chrome extensions make browsing the web even more convenient than it already is. However, beware Chrome extensions that aren’t very well known. Some of them track your browsing history and can poach your data using spyware. Be sure to check recent reviews before installing.

Keep your eye out for Google Chrome extension malware

Extensions are great for enhancing web browsers, but they can also create security risks. For example, Google Chrome is probably just another trusted application to your operating system and antivirus software, meaning it – and its extensions – can run code without a hitch. Extensions may be malicious, though. Try looking for unusual names, obscure […]

Use incognito mode when browsing with Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a popular browser because it is convenient, user-friendly and reliable. However, it is not as secure as private browsers because it allows your IP to be tracked. If you prefer to use Google Chrome, use the incognito mode for all of your private browsing. It does not fully protect your privacy, but […]

Watch out for Google Chrome extension malware

Extensions can augment web browsers but they can also create security risks. For instance, Google Chrome is probably just another trusted application to your operating system and antivirus software, meaning it – and its extensions – can run code without a problem. Some extensions are malicious, though. Keep your eye out for unusual names, odd […]

Use the HTTPS Everywhere plugin on Google Chrome

The “S” in HTTPS in a URL is an indication that you can trust that website with your personal information. To avoid using sites without the “S,” you can install a plugin on Google Chrome, which automatically switches sites from HTTP to HTTPS. To add the plugin: Go to Home in the Chrome web store. […]

Lock your Chromebook if you have to leave it unattended

Occasionally, you may want to leave a session running while you step away from your laptop for a second. You can do this by quickly locking your screen. Simply press either the search or the launcher button at the same time as the L key. Alternatively, you can click the clock in the bottom right […]