This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Latest Advice on Browser Security Settings

The Veracode blog, 'All Things Security', has provided a useful set of security settings for 3 popular browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Internet Explorer 10. It's interesting to see the 3 together and the different ways each has to control security and privacy. In Chrome you select 'Settings' and then click on 'Show Advanced Settings' - hidden at the bottom of the screen. In Firefox they are in the 'Options' menu under tabs 'Security' and 'Privacy'. In IE10 you click on Internet Options where there are tabs again for 'Security' and 'Privacy', but you also need to go to the 'Advanced' tab and scroll down to 'Security' there. Veracode have suggested turning off Javascript but this makes most sites unusable. As ever, security is a trade-off!

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