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Hacking Web Browsers – Web Security & Preventive Measures

Understanding

A web browser is a client-based software program that enables users like You and me to display and interact with web elements such texts, images, and videos, music, games, and other vital information generally written in hypertext markup language and show as a “web page” on a website.

What You Need to Know About

  • Evaluate Risk
    Computer users should evaluate the risks of software use. Be informed most computers are sold with software already installed by default by either the computer manufacturer, operating system maker or Internet Service Provider ISP.
  • Be Curious
    With your curiosity in play, you must first find out by assessing the vulnerability the installed computer software might cause and how the programs interact with one another. Unfortunately, 70% of computer users ignore these practical measures.

Unsecured Web browser can be vulnerable and may quickly lead to a variety of security issues, caused by self-installed spyware without the user's knowledge

Associated

  • Step 1
    On request, the browser determines what protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) to use, base on the characters in the URL before the colon (:)
  • Step 2
    The browser then look up and contacts the corresponding server
  • Step 3
    The browser pulls the request sent to the server and serves the specific documents which include the path to the file from the server and display either in form of texts, images, videos, music or combination of both.
  • Clicking Suspicious Links
    A hyperlink can be useful and dangerous, especially if its usual purpose is flipped to cause harm to your computer and infiltrate into your privacy. Users may click on the hyperlink (a link that takes you to another web page on web document) without considering the associated risks.
  • Disguised Web Address
    Web address or domain address can be concealed in various form, the most common one is disguising the address to let users take action that would lead to an unexpected site.
  • Third Party Software
    Third-party software lacking an adequate automatic mechanism to update the existing software package can increase the number of vulnerabilities you encounter.
  • User's Fault
    Many users are unwilling to enable or disable some vital features and functionalities to help secure their web browsers. Some user's negligence to configure the web browser may increase the vulnerability hotspots.
  • Leak Vulnerability
    Leak vulnerability allows the attacker to load harmful Javascript files on the target computer system. This happens when a chrome package is disabled in the .jar file, an attacker goes through the directory and access the files by escaping the directory extensions. The bad guy can use this technique to detect the location and applications of the file installed on your hard drive
  • Spoofing Vulnerability
    This is an insidious approach, an attacker use to disguise and trick you into believing you are actually visiting a trusted website. This vulnerability lets the attacker steal your user's name and password by running a shady script in the background while you log into a trusted website.

Broswers Preventive

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  • Clear Cache and Clean Browsing History
    Firefox remembered and recorded all the visited pages in real-time. The recorded information sometimes can be hacked by a malignant user with the intention of stealing private data. Clear your browser history as illustrated in the video below to prevent hackers from discovering what was downloaded and the location of the file.
  • Delete The Browser Cookies
    Cookies is a packet of data sent over by an internet server to a browser and is a tool that records parts of a website visited. The cookie can identify the user or track access to the server. Any stored information by the cookie can enable an attacker to build a comprehensive profile based on information retrieved by the cookie if the hard drive is somehow compromised. You can protect your privacy by deleting the cookies at each session or on every subsequent visit.
Delete browser cookies
  • Block Online Trackers
    Your privacy online is crucial and the damage can be critical if not fully understood and checked before dashing into the web. Check either "Standard" or "Strict" or "Custom" option to block all online trackers to collect your browsing data across multiple browsers.
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Standard - An enhance tracking protection
  • Update Security Setting
    Most popular web browsers offer the ability to store user login information including the username and passwords. This security setting can be protected by choosing "Use Master Password", a feature that encrypts your local data
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Master Password- protects sensitive passwords
  • Block Dangerous Software
    You can check the browser security settings to block any deceptive content and dangerous software blocks dangerous and malicious downloads.
  • Address Bar Protection
    Every window, pop-up or standard window, shows users the address bar, the address bar protection helps to block undesirable and malicious sites from emulating trusted sites.
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Address bar protection
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