Browser Security

If you assume your browsing is private and secure, think again

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What do you do when you want to browse the internet securely?  Do you click on your browser menu and select your browser’s private or incognito.   Chances are that private or incognito mode isn’t exactly what it’s cracked up to be.  If you’re really concerned about browser security, Incognito isn’t enough

If you assume your browsing is private and secure, think again.

You’re tracked by Google, by your ISP, hundreds of data collectors while in incognito or other private browsing modes. Your browsing history is easily accessible (via your DNS cache) upon incognito window close.

Many techniques are used to track you when you are online.

Companies Track You via Several Methods.

  • Cookies
  • Evercookies
  • IP address
  • Flash cookies
  • HTML 5 storage
  • Fingerprinting

Why privacy is important.?

From the perspective of hundreds of ad & data collection companies.  Your information can be stored, analyzed, indexed and sold as a commodity to data brokers who in turn might sell it to advertisers, employers, health insurers or credit rating agencies.

If you need serious privacy for your web browsing, or if you need to safeguard data while working on company sites, you might have to turn to a specialist browser, such as Tor Browser or Epic Browser.

Epic blocks as many tracking methods as possible without “breaking the internet”, and much of what Epic blocks speeds up your browsing experience.

Epic’s encrypted proxy when turned on hides your IP address and encrypts your browsing. DNS requests are also routed through the encrypted proxy. This protects your browsing history.  It secures you when you are on public WiFi (WiFi protection). more about Epic

Tor (The Onion Router) Browser hides your activity and location online by routing all your browsing through multiple anonymous servers, thereby concealing where you are and making it hard (but not impossible) to identify who’s doing what online. That means it’s a good way to access sites that repressive authorities don’t want people to see, for whistleblowers to report corruption and illegal activity without getting fired or worse, and to access the deep web.  more about Tor

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Prasad Paul is a Technical Writer, Security Blogger, Network Engineer and IT Analyst. He is a Technology Enthusiast with a keen eye on the Cyberspace and other tech related developments.