Today’s Quick Tips From Longevity Technology: 3 Browser Extensions for Safe and Secure Browsing

 

In today’s day and age, security and the technology world is not a guarantee. This is particularly true when we are browsing the Internet. There are malicious websites and ads that are purposely crafted specifically to infect your machine unknowingly with software for the creator’s purpose. In today’s quick tips here are three products that you can add to your browser and they will help prevent instances of malicious infections from happening.

 

1. AdBlock Plus

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While you surf the world wide web, there are certain things that track your information and compile it into a database. These “things” are better known as scripts. Scripts are invisible to the visitor’s eye, but their availability within the code of a website defines how the website behaves in response to certain click requests sent by the user.

Sometimes, scripts give you unwanted ads and annoying pop-ups while you are trying to navigate a web page. This is where an extension such as AdBlock Plus comes in handy. This extension blocks banner ads, pop-up ads, rollover ads, and more. It stops you from visiting known malware-hosting domains, can prevent data being sent to advertisers, and it can disable third-party tracking cookies and scripts. Essentially, ad blocker extensions like this one give you more control over your browsing experience.

 

2. Privacy Badger

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Privacy Badger keeps an eye out for suspicious third parties tracking you while you browse different websites, then jumps to your defense by blocking their tracking cookies. Cookies keep tabs on your browsing history and internet behavior, and if an advertiser is tracking your cookies, this extension will automatically block that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser. All in all, this little badger’s job is to blocks spying ads and invisible trackers – making it a good buddy to have by your side while you surf the internet.

 

 

3. HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS-Everywhere-Logo Tech Quick Tips - June 3rd, 2018  Generally speaking, there are two types of web URLs – HTTP and HTTPS. The difference here is the ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS, which stands for ‘Secure’. However, many web pages do not route you to the secure versions of their web pages automatically. The HTTPS Everywhere extension takes care of that by rewriting requests to direct you to HTTPS-secured sites. So, if your browsing takes you to unsecured areas of a website, HTTPS Everywhere will redirect you to the encrypted HTTPS site and keep your sensitive data from leaking and third parties from snooping.

 

 

 

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