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Choosing a browser is also a choice around security. Most of what we do on the computer today is in the browser: we read some news site, learn a new technology, chat with our friends, watch funny videos… As a big part of our online life in inside the browser, we need one that will protect us, protect our computer and our data.
When you look at the security of your browser, you need to give a closer look to three types of threats:
How can I know if my browser is secure?
Here are some questions you need to ask yourself when you choose your browser:
I don’t want to think about all of this, can you just tell me if Internet Explorer 9 is secure?
I know. These are a lot of questions to ask, and if you are not a security expert of don’t know everything on the list, it’s a lot to check. There are five important things that I can tell you about Internet Explorer 9 that give me an entire trust level about this awesome and secure browser:
So what can I do to stay safer online?
Do you have any tips and tricks for browsing safely? Share them with us!
It would be very helpful if you would post a comparison grid of the leading browers for the points that you list. Until recently I've been a long time Firefox browser user. Now that I have a droid tablet half the time I'm browsing with that droid browser.