Topic - Safe web browsing:
We have prepared a "series to continue". We will focus on one topic each time. No theory, just tips, tricks & tutorials and tools that I use myself. Most of these will be opensource.
- Don't store passwords in your browser, turn off auto-fill of personal information.
- Keep your browser updated and remove unnecessary add-ons/extensions.
- Use a browser that doesn't spy on you too much. Good candidates are Brave(*1) or Firefox(*2). You can also use Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but with a few add-ons installed, the spying won't be so hot.
- Set your default browser search to a search engine that doesn't track you, such as DuckDuckGo(*3) - the search results will be slightly worse than on Google.
- Do not visit any sites that are not secured by HTTPS (lock icon)
- Block tracking and possibly ads using browser extensions - Privacy Badger (*4) or uBlock (*5).
- Regularly delete cookies, temporary files and cache. You can use extensions such as Cookie-Auto-Delete (*6) to delete them automatically.
- Consider using Decentraleyes (*7) to reduce the number of trackable Content Delivery Network (CDN) requests.
- Consider splitting up individual browsing areas (e.g. work, social, shopping, etc.) to reduce tracking. This can be done with Firefox containers or perhaps by using browser profiles.
- Test your browser settings using the Panopticlick tool (*8).
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- For anonymous browsing, use Tor Browser (*9) and don't log in to any of your personal accounts!
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