Browse the internet safely and securely whilst at work.
Companies must take care when accessing the internet in the present climate of malware, hacking, and phishing schemes. Browsers that you or your employees use are exposed to cyberattacks that might impair productivity and profit if they aren’t protected. Here are some precautions that your firm should follow when using the internet.
Prevent browser tracking
If you don’t like the idea of a third party (reputable or otherwise) being able to track your browsing habits, enable private browsing using built-in tools in your internet browser such as Chrome’s incognito mode. This offers protection against tracking by blocking third-party cookies as well as malware. Some browser extensions also boast secure Wi-Fi and bandwidth optimization and can guard against tracking and data collection from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
While online advertisements may appear to be innocent, they may contain scripts and widgets that send your information to a third party. A good ad blocker will block banner, rollover, and pop-up adverts, as well as prevent you from accessing a site that may contain malware by accident.
Many blockers come with other capabilities including the ability to disable third-party cookies and scripts on websites, the ability to block specific items, and the ability to “clean up” Facebook and remove YouTube comments.
Consider setting up a virtual private network (VPN)
Unfortunately, browser tracking and adware are not the only internet nasties that you need to be concerned about. Hackers can intercept sensitive data between two parties, allowing them to steal and corrupt valuable information such as bank details, login credentials, and other personal information. Installing a VPN can help solve this problem. VPNs encrypt your internet traffic, effectively shutting out anyone who may be trying to see what you’re doing.
Install antivirus and anti-malware software
Finally, it goes without saying that having antivirus and anti-malware software installed on your PC, tablet, and smartphone is crucial if you want to ensure your online safety. These software programs are your first defense against malicious parties intent on stealing your data.