Your web browser has been attacked. Apart from just tricking you in downloading and installing some malicious software programs, attackers primarily target the flaws present within the browser that you use up to the plugins of it so as to compromise your personal computer. Here are 7 simple steps that you can take so as to protect your website from the most common threats and attacks online:
- Keeping your web browser up to date. Make use of a new and updated web browser and keep it automatically updated. Never use an out of date web browser such as Apple’s Safari for Windows and any previous editions of Microsoft’s IE. The best browsers that you can use are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
- Enabling the click-to-play plugins. It will improve the loading of the web pages and it helps you save battery power and CPU cycles. It also comes with some necessary security advantages. With this, attackers will not be able to use the flaws present in the browser you are using including the plugins in the background.
- Uninstall the unneeded plugins. There can be many plugins that you do not use. You may uninstall them to keep your website safer.
- Keep your plugins up to date as well. Any plugin that you always use should be kept updated as well just like your web browser. All you need to do is to let their automatic updates feature enabled to keep them updated every now and then.
- Make use of a 64-bit internet browser. A 64-bit program typically comes with a greater protection from attacks. You must make use of a 64-bit internet browser, thinking that you use a 64-bit edition of Windows. The ASLR or Address Space Layout Randomization becomes more effective if it is used together with a 64-bit program. Google Chrome is available in 32-bit as well as 64-bit version. On the other hand, there is a great chance that you still make use of the 32-bit version that was previously installed on your device. You have to check and find out whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Google Chrome. If you learned that you are still using the previous version then you should replace it with the 64-bit version. Stable 64-bit version for Firefox is not yet available but you can make use of the developer builds. Mozilla is planning to make a 64-bit version of Firefox that will be made available through the steady network in Firefox 41.
- Run a program that is against exploitation. An anti-exploit program is something that you can use in order to harden your internet browser against a few of the most typical kinds of attacks. Instead of relying on the antivirus-style blacklist of a specific behavior or software, such kind of program will just prevent some forms of unusual behavior to take place.
- Beware when using a browser extension. A browser extension is awesome and it is a powerful tool that you can use to customize the web as well as your browser. Also, it is potentially harmful. There are some extensions out there that can insert an advertisement to web pages that you use and perform any other nasty things that you do not want. You may choose to use just some browser extensions only and pick those that will help making your browser run better.
Securing the software of your browse is just a part of this. It is also necessary to avoid those phishing sites or nasty software. Many websites out there attempt to fool you and download viruses or malware instead of the software program that you need.