Can private browsing keep you safe?

Mar 27, 2018 1:00:46 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march27webandcloud_a, chrome, edge, Firefox, online privacy, Opera, private browsing, safari, security, vpn, Web & Cloud, web browsers

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Privacy is a precious commodity in this era. Every website you visit or app you download leaves a digital footprint that can be tracked by anyone. Fortunately, major web browsers all offer private browsing features to keep your internet activity somewhat safe from prying eyes.

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The importance of HTTPS

Mar 7, 2018 1:00:16 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march7webandcloud_a, chrome, Encryption, Firefox, http, HTTPS, https everywhere, phishing, security, Web & Cloud, web browsing

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Very few internet users understand the meaning of the padlock icon in their web browser’s address bar. It represents HTTPS, a security feature that authenticates websites and protects the information users submit to them. Let’s go over some user-friendly HTTPS best practices to help you surf the web safely.

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Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

Feb 26, 2018 1:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february26security_a, browser, chrome, cyberthreat, Google, Mac, Malware, scam, Security, security, web, Windows

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With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.

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Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

Jan 24, 2018 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january24security_a, chrome, edge, Firefox, flaw, ie, Intel, linux, macos, meltdown, safari, Security, security, spectre, vulnerability, Windows

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It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk.

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Is your browser safe from Spectre?

Jan 19, 2018 1:00:26 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january19webandcloud_a, chrome, edge, Firefox, processor, safari, security, spectre, speculative execution, Web & Cloud, web browsers

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The Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox browsers may not be as safe as you think. Security researchers recently discovered that computer chips manufactured in the past two decades contain major security vulnerabilities. One can be used by hackers to gain access to sensitive data. Read on to learn more.

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Think before saving logins to your browser

Jan 9, 2018 1:00:31 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january9security_a, auto-fill, chrome, cybersecurity, Firefox, Passwords, privacy, safari, Security, web browsers

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There are a number of reasons you should be wary of saving your password to a digital platform. Just look at Yahoo’s data breach in 2013, which leaked passwords for three billion people. Even when your password isn’t compromised, saving it to a browser could have serious implications for your privacy.

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Google improves Chrome’s security settings

Nov 29, 2017 1:00:35 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017november29webandcloud_a, browser, chrome, internet safety, security, unwanted software, Web & Cloud

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Most web browsers have built-in security measures to protect users, but some of those aren’t enough to ward off unwanted software. To improve Chrome’s security, Google rolled out some changes in its Chrome Cleanup tool for Windows. Here’s how the enhanced tool protects you.

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Web browser cybersecurity, ranked

May 22, 2017 1:00:13 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may22webandcloud_a, chrome, cybersecurity, edge, Firefox, internet explorer, safari, Web & Cloud, web browsers

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Cybersecurity didn’t become more important in light of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic, it just became more visible to the average internet user. If like so many others, you’re auditing the security of business’s software, web browsers are a great place to start. Learn more about how your browser choice stacks up in your security comparison.

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Google Chrome gets new features

Mar 31, 2017 1:00:51 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017march31webandcloud_a, battery life, browsers, chrome, mozilla, Opera, safari, Web & Cloud

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Google releases a new version of Chrome almost every month. Some updates involve minor bug fixes and improvements, while others feature many more exciting additions. For its latest release, version 57, Google announced some serious upgrades to Chrome, and here are the three we think you’ll be more interested in.

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Browsers leak sensitive info to hackers

Jan 27, 2017 1:00:33 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017january27_security_a, chrome, credit card theft, hackers, safari, Security, security

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The Autofill feature fills a void in the web browsing habits of many. It eliminates the need to enter all your details when logging on your social media accounts or when checking out your basket after e-shopping. On Chrome and Safari browsers, however, danger lurks when you rely too much on autofill. Without knowing it, you may be exposing personal information to hackers who have found a way to steal your credit card info and shop at your expense.

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