What makes a browser more - or less - secure? To learn more about how you can keep yourself safe while on the Internet, visit: internet-safety.khanacademy.org. Created by Sal Khan.
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- what is a browser(5 votes)
- A browser is the application you use to access the internet (such as chrome, safari, Firefox, and edge.)(6 votes)
- I'm using Microsoft right now, does anyone know if its secure?(5 votes)
- It is, Microsoft, Firefox, Safari and Chrome are safe. It also just depends on what you do with it. I used Chrome and downloaded a sound effect and got a virus. Chrome helped block it. But there is no browser that blocks your virus downloads. But they do try to let you know. It always depends on the person.(1 vote)
- how many times is he going to move☠(3 votes)
- What does a browser(1 vote)
- how do i know that my browser has the best security?(1 vote)
- You can always do some research yourself online. If you want to self-evaluate, though, you can check if your browser is up to date and if you installed the latest anti-virus software. Many people forget to do so for years out of sheer laziness until they get hacked themselves. Most browsers nowadays have built-in security features that prevent you from accessing sketchy websites, but you should check all browser settings to make sure they are how you want them to be. Be sure to look over the cookie preferences, too.(1 vote)
- What does browser mean?(1 vote)
- "A computer program with a graphical user interface for displaying and navigating between web pages."(0 votes)
- So Kelly, we have several different options on what type of browser we use. Does it matter from a safety and privacy point of view? - Yeah, there are a couple factors that you might wanna think about that make a browser potentially safer. So one thing that's important is how frequently the browser updates and ideally automatically updates. So attackers are constantly looking for gaps and holes where they can press their advantage. And browser manufacturers should be looking to close those gaps and protect your computer by releasing updates with security updates in them. Another thing you might wanna consider is what built in security protections your browser has. So browsers like Chrome, use my team service safe browsing to offer malware, phishing, unwanted software protections. And so that's basically your first line of defense. We'll be looking out for you to see if there is a dangerous site and warn you about it so you have that before it even touches your computer. There are also other things like Chrome has protections against dangerous extensions that are offered, as well as things like feature that looks for passwords that might have been leaked, so you know that you can update your password. So thinking about what does your browser offer in terms of built in security protections can be an important role as well. - Super useful.