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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 […]

Use Tor for private browsing

Tor allows for anonymous browsing, and it utilizes a distributed network in order to hide your IP address. This is significant because it ensures a high level of security whether you download the browser itself or add it as a plugin. Tor is not available in all countries, so be sure to check if it […]

Take advantage of private browsing

By using a private browser, you can prevent websites from tracking and collecting your data. Plus, none of your browsing history will be recorded, so you don’t have to worry about other users snooping on your activity.

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.

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 […]