I’m always on the look out for ways to improve online security so I thought I’d share this with you.
Browsers are notorious for leaking your information. I love Google Chrome but the clue is in the title, it was was built by probably the world’s biggest harvester of data. For the more advanced user there are tweaks you can make to stop tracking, browser history, prevent third party cookies, add extensions etc. Ultimately it is like playing Whack A Mole when trying to stop all this happening.
Mozilla Firefox is known to be better and you can set it so it doesn’t store history or cookies as a default. However, there is a new kid on the block. I am using it and got to say so far I’m impressed.
Brave, yes that i its name, is based on the Chromium platform so looks and performs much like Google Chrome. It appears to blocks trackers and ads by default.
But even better, you can access TOR in a private window, without even needing to download any software at all. All you do is head to the ‘hot dog menu’ and click. See below;
And, ‘Voila’, you are in. Tor gives you a degree of anonymity and the ability to obfuscate your IP address. If you want to find out more about Tor, and rather than me drone on, head to this link https://www.torproject.org/
For some of my course delegates, the ability to download the TOR software onto network computers is outlawed. This might just provide a halfway house for them, allowing their investigations not to be so easily compromised.
You’ll find a link to the download here https://brave.com/
Want a recommendation for a private mobile phone browser? Check in next week 😀