Browser Security

& Tools to use

What is browser protection?

What is BROWSER SECURITY?

So far, we’ve talked about password managers and anti-malware software. 
These defenses are good for your system but you need additional defenses for your browser.


Your browser defenses are just simple extensions you need to download and enable, which is what we will go over in this chapter.

Antimalware/Antivirus protects your operating system and files.

Browser Security protects you while surfing the web.

Ad blocker

Prevents unwanted / malicious ads
Sometimes an advertisement can be malicious code, without an ad blocker you can't stop it from loading on your browser.

disconnect.me

Prevents tracking your habits online. Trackers typically watch what you do online and relay the information to advertisers who then send you relevant ads.

https everywhere

Secures your connections with encryption.
When you see "HTTPS" in the address bar of the website, you can be assured your connection is secured.

Ghostery (safari)

Prevents tracking (Safari)
Similar to disconnect.me, only this is specifically for mac/safari.

who is browser protection for

Who should use it?

Anyone who uses Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other web browser.

Your browser is your main point of interaction with the internet and will need additional defenses in place to help keep you safe.

Everyone should have basic browser security extensions installed.

These extensions help automatically protect you threats such as malicious pages, privacy, and security flaws.

  • Automatically block malicious pages before they load.
  • Experience fewer ads.
  • Get faster speeds while browsing online.

Frequently asked questions

Yes!

After initial setup, its a hands off process and extensions work on their own to protect you. 

Yes! You’ll still need these extensions.

Even though you may only visit legitimate websites like news outlets or facebook, these services can sometimes unknowingly produce malicious code from third party advertisers. 

Not at all! there are several ad blockers to choose from, we only provided the best ones we could find. 

If you’d rather use a different extension, just make sure you find an ad blokcer and a tracking blocker that works for you. 

Where to get it

Just follow the appropriate link and install your copy!

  1. Ad Block Plus
  2. Disconnect Private Browsing
  3. HTTPS Everywhere (windows)
  4. HTTPS Now (Safari) $2.99

TERM: Encryption- This is a way to scramble your data to make it hard to read or use for someone else.

Ad Block Plus

Protects you from unwanted ads

Disconnect.me

Protects your privacy while online.

https everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere

Encypts your data to make it more secure

(Doesnt work with safari)

How to install and use

1. Download and install these plugins
2. Enable your plugin- Just click enable after it is done installing.

3. Enjoy browsing again!

You can now browse knowing you are protected from malicious ads, and you now have some degree of privacy.