Browser Extensions Are Your New Secret Weapon

Browser Extensions Are Your New Secret Weapon

When it comes to keeping your business the most secure, browser extensions are your new secret weapon. Phishing attacks, hacks, and online fraud are only on the rise. Find out how an easy and safe download can keep your business thriving. 

Prevent browser tracking

Don't like the idea of a third party tracking your browsing habits? We don't either. Try installing a tool that offers private browsing. These programs offer protection against tracking by blocking third-party cookies and malware. Some extensions also boast secure Wi-Fi and bandwidth optimization. This can guard against tracking and data collection from social networking sites, like Twitter or Facebook. Some examples include Disconnect, uBlock Origin, and Ghostery.

Blocking ads

Online ads may seem harmless, but they can contain shady processes that might send your data back to a third party. A decent ad blocking program, like AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin, will block banner, rollover, and pop-up ads. In addition to preventing you from inadvertently visiting a malicious site.

Many blockers contain noteworthy features.  For example, the ability to disable cookies and scripts used by third parties on websites. As well as, the option to block specific items, and even “clean up” Facebook and/or hide YouTube comments. The major blockers work with Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. You will be additionally allowed to find everything from user-friendly solutions to more advanced tools, customizable down to the tiniest degree.

Consider installing a VPN

A VPN (virtual private network) browser extension is a simple way to connect your web browser to a VPN server. VPNs encrypt your internet traffic and effectively shut out anyone who may be trying to see what you’re doing. The VPN will route through the server to hide your location and IP address.

VPNs are most commonly used in countries like China, where the internet is heavily censored by the government. A VPN enables users to access blocked sites, and in China’s case, that’s anything from blogs criticizing the government to Facebook and Instagram. There are a huge number of VPN browser extensions in the market, NordVPN and ExpressVPN are examples.  It's worth doing a little research to finding the one that suits you best.

Schedule a security assessment for your company or find out more about how you can stay safe online by contacting Cavu Networks today!