The web browser is a complex piece of software. It can be used to display web pages, videos games, images, forms and much more. It was originally designed to display documents in text, it now handles all of the various media available on the Internet. This makes it difficult for security teams because it has numerous « weak spots » that hackers could exploit.

It is crucial to ensure that your security settings are set to the highest possible level regardless of whether you use the default software preloaded on your PC or another browser you’ve downloaded. This will reduce the possibility of malware slipping through and getting into your system. It’s also a good idea to use the web browser in an account for users with limited access that doesn’t have administrator rights. So, even if malware does get past the security settings of your browser, it won’t be able alter your system as easily.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to educate your users on secure browsing habits and best practices. You can teach them to disable auto-complete and to clear passwords often as well as choose the highest security within the web browser. You should also remind users of the importance of websites that clearly state the manner in which their personal data is collected and used. This information can typically be found in the website’s privacy policy or user agreement. Browser security tools are also available that eliminate blind spots by analyzing and monitoring the web session for risks and threats. These are devices-independent and secure for managed and unmanaged mobile devices, including BYOD devices and third-party unmanaged mobile devices.