Understanding HTTPS

Understanding HTTPS

Many internet users still do not understand what the padlock icon in their web browser’s address bar is for. It represents HTTPS, a security feature that authenticates websites and protects the information users submit to them. This is an important feature that lets users know whether the site they are visiting is secure or not. […]

Invaluable tips for online safety

Invaluable tips for online safety

You probably go to great lengths to keep yourself safe, whether at home or in public. But what happens when you get online? Learn more about how you could be exposing yourself and your personal information over the internet so you can stay safe. With the headlines about data breaches and cyberattacks greeting you every […]

Biometrics Authentication for Mobile Devices

Biometrics Authentication for Mobile Devices

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox will soon support web-based biometric authentication. The leading internet browsers are expected to allow users to sign into online profiles through fingerprint scanners, voice authentication, facial recognition, and the like. Online biometric authentication through these browsers requires no additional software. Authenticate Your Profile on Your Mobile Device Chrome […]

What private browsing can and can’t do

What private browsing can and can’t do

Privacy is a precious commodity in this era. Every website you visit or app you download leaves a digital footprint that can be tracked by anyone. Fortunately, major web browsers all offer private browsing features to keep your internet activity somewhat safe from prying eyes. What is private browsing? Your web browser — whether it […]

Safe web browsing requires HTTPS

Safe web browsing requires HTTPS

Very few internet users understand the meaning of the padlock icon in their web browser’s address bar. It represents HTTPS, a security feature that authenticates websites and protects the information users submit to them. Let’s go over some user-friendly HTTPS best practices to help you surf the web safely. HTTPS Encryption Older web protocols lack […]

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

The Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox browsers may not be as safe as you think. Security researchers recently discovered that computer chips manufactured in the past two decades contain major security vulnerabilities. One can be used by hackers to gain access to sensitive data. Read on to learn more. What is Spectre? To understand […]

Why you shouldn’t write off Firefox

Why you shouldn’t write off Firefox

Google Chrome wasn’t always the browser of choice for internet users. Before 2008, people turned to Safari, Opera, and even Internet Explorer. But all of that changed with the arrival of Firefox, the reigning champ of its time. And now, we think it deserves your attention once again. What is it? Firefox Quantum, AKA Firefox […]

Choosing a web browser: Which one is safest?

Choosing a web browser: Which one is safest?

Cybersecurity didn’t become more important in light of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic, it just became more visible to the average internet user. If like so many others, you’re auditing the security of business’s software, web browsers are a great place to start. Learn more about how your browser choice stacks up in your security comparison. […]

Firefox’s 8 hidden function upgrades

Firefox’s 8 hidden function upgrades

Bouncing back from a short hiatus, Firefox returned with a bang by snatching the PCMag Editors’ Choice award for best browser. With a plethora of upgrades coupled with its nifty new layout, Firefox was poised for victory. While all browsers share some functional similarities — security and accessibility, for example — certain characteristics and functions […]

Native ad blocker is coming to this browser

Ads are becoming increasingly intrusive on today’s web browsers. They can slow down the load time of pages, and cause potential security and privacy issues. So it’s no surprise that ad blockers are becoming more and more popular. However, as they do, they’re also cutting into the revenue of online advertisers. With the upcoming release […]