By Scott Orgera, About.com Guide
The Latest Security News
The browser security scene is one of constant change, as developers try to stay a step ahead of ill-willed hackers and vice versa. Breaking news about security breaches as well as the updates that fix them is a fairly common occurrence, and it is easy for a story to slip through the cracks. These news articles will keep you tuned in to the latest happenings concerning the web browser and your personal security.
Browser Security Tools
To get the job done, you need the right tools. When it comes to securing your web browser, sometimes having the latest version with all of its security patches is just not enough. Additional measures may need to be taken to ensure that you are as safe as possible. These browser add-ons and other resources can help provide you with the proper protection.
- NoScript (Firefox)
- Finjan SecureBrowsing (Firefox)
- Customize Google (Firefox)
- Finjan SecureBrowsing (IE)
- Netcraft Toolbar (IE)
How To Protect Yourself
There are modifications and tweaks that can be made to your web browser in the interest of improving security. These range from activating auto-update features to managing file downloads. Some of these items are tucked away deep in your browser's settings and may not be easy to locate. The following tutorials will assist you in finding these items and setting them up correctly.