The web browser is an extremely complex piece of software. It is used to view web pages, videos images, forms, games and more. It was originally designed to display text documents, it now handle the variety of media available via the Internet. This makes it more difficult for security professionals because it has numerous «weak spots» that attackers could exploit.
It is essential to ensure that your security settings are set at the highest level, regardless of whether you use the default software preloaded on your computer or another browser you’ve downloaded. This will minimize the possibility of malware being able to get over your security and installing on your system. It’s also an excellent idea to run the web browser under an account for users with limited access that doesn’t have administrator rights. Even if malware is able to get past the security settings of your browser, it won’t be able to alter your system.
It’s also a good idea for you to inform your users about safe browsing habits and practices. It is possible to teach them to disable auto-complete and clear passwords frequently as well as select the highest security level on the internet browser. It’s important to remind them that websites should clearly disclose how data is used and collected. Usually, this information can be located in the privacy policies or agreement of the website. Security platforms for browsers are also available that eliminate blind spots by analyzing and monitoring web sessions for risks and threats. These solutions are agnostic to devices and secure, managed mobile devices, as well as unmanaged ones, including BYOD devices and third-party unmanaged mobile devices.