These days, there is strong competition in the browser market. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are among the most popular and are all free. All browsers have the ability to access your favourite sites and bookmarks. While security measures have come a long way in the past few years, the internet is still rife with risks. Security features such as privacy settings, pop-up blockers and anti-spyware enable safe internet surfing and help keep your personal information secure.
It is important to ensure you are using the most up to date version of your browser as older versions may no longer be supported. This means that although you can continue to use your browser it will no longer receive security updates or any other kind of patches, leaving those running them open to new vulnerabilities in the future. Out of date (and, therefore, insecure) browsers are the most common security threat on the Internet.
What browser am I using – click this link to confirm what browser you are using and check that it is the most up to date version https://www.whatbrowser.org/
To learn how to configure a browser and ensure security settings are active, watch the short Youtube videos for the following:
Mozilla Firefox – https://youtu.be/1RZ8WCLK79w?t=18
Google Chrome – https://youtu.be/kuvBxDXe9No?t=8
Internet Explorer 11 – https://youtu.be/1RZ8WCLK79w?t=152
Microsoft Edge – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=445ZYni2c_M