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Noisy notifications? Take control of your browser buzz

Ever been bombarded with browser notifications while browsing the web? Annoying pop-ups interrupting your scroll session, tempting you with “exclusive deals” or pushing irrelevant news alerts? We’ve all been there, trapped in a digital echo chamber of unwanted buzz. But fear not, you have the power to silence the noise and reclaim your browsing peace. […]

Pay attention to your browser’s URL bar for security clues

The URL (address) bar at the top of your web browser is a valuable resource for understanding the security of the website you’re visiting. It provides crucial information about the website’s connection status and potential risks. Identifying secure connections Look for the text “https://” at the beginning of the URL. This indicates that the website […]

Use an ad blocker, except on sites that you trust

Ads are annoying, but they can also be dangerous. When you click on a malicious ad that leads to malware, it will instantly start downloading it. Ad blockers can prevent those malicious ads from showing up in the first place. However, some pages don’t work properly with ad blockers on, so turn it off if […]

Look for the “s” in “https” when submitting information via a web form

The “s” in “https” stands for “secure.” If you’re ever submitting information on a web page that merely has the prefix “http” and doesn’t have the “s,” that means whatever data you put out there can be easily viewed by the other party. Don’t enter sensitive information into a web page unless it starts with […]

Max out your web browser security settings

It’s best practice to set your web browser security settings to the highest possible level. This may mean a few websites can’t load or work properly. A smart approach is to stick to the highest level of online security and only enable extra features if they’re absolutely necessary. If you’re confident a site is trustworthy, […]

Don’t believe statistics from unreliable sources

This goes for pretty much all information online, but bogus statistics are rampant all over the internet. If you’re writing a paper, article or anything else that cites statistics, try to get them directly from a reputable research study — if a site doesn’t say where it got its numbers, they may not be reliable.