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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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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Here comes Firefox Quantum

Oct 13, 2017 1:00:44 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october13webandcloud_a, Firefox, firefox 57, firefox quantum, mozilla, rust, Web & Cloud, web browser

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Google Chrome wasn’t always the browser of choice for internet users. Before 2008, people turned to Safari, Opera, and even Internet Explorer. But all of that changed with the arrival of Firefox, the reigning champ of its time. And now, we think it deserves your attention once again.

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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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