Securing Your Web Browsers from Hackers

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Nowadays, Web Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, UC Browser and Opera Mini are installed on almost all the computers. Often, they come pre-installed with operating systems and are set on default configuration which is very insecure. Due to which Web Browsers are used frequently and exploiting vulnerabilities on web browsers has become common for hackers. They can take control of your computers to steal or destroy information or to attack other computers by using browser exploits. An attacker can create malicious web pages that will install trojans and spyware that will steal your information. A malicious HTML document can also be emailed to victims. In these cases, when the act of opening the email can install malicious software and compromise the security of your system

A few specific attacks of web browsers that may affect your web browsers functionality and the security of your computer include –

1. Active X exploit

2. Buffer Overflow attack

3. Java applets attack

4. Scripting attack

Now, we will talk about Active X Exploit. Active X is a technology used by Microsoft Internet Explorer as extra functionality for traditional web browsing has been played with various vulnerabilities and implementation issues.

After that comes Buffer Overflow attack. Plugins like Adobe Flash cannot be executed out of a Web Browser but it can contain programming flaws such as Buffer Overflow or they may contain some Design Flaws.

Now comes the Java Applets Attack. Java Applets which are provided by websites to execute the java code under certain circumstances can be used to execute malicious codes in the system.

Now, I will throw some light on Scripting attacks. The ability to learn scripting language such as Java Scripts and Visual Basic scripts can be used by attackers which can introduce multiple vulnerabilities like Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Session Hijacking.

By this time, you all have learned about different types of attacks that hackers can perform to get access to your data and privacy. Now, let’s talk about some ways by which you can assure yourself that you are browsing safely and anonymously.

Now, let’s talk about some ways by which you can assure yourself that you are browsing safely and anonymously.
1. Set your browser to delete cookies on closing the web browsers.

2. Close other tabs or browsers while doing online transactions or you can open New Browser tab for payments.

3. Disable the Popups.

4. Keep Refreshing webpages while resuming your work.

5. Never Select Remember Password option in your Browser.

6. Keep updating your Browser frequently.

7. Immediately close advertisement windows.

8. Don’t click or hover the mouse on unknown links.

9. Use a trusted browser.

10. Never login on site which is not encrypted. Always login on HTTPS rather than HTTP pages.

11. For Browsing anonymously over Internet, use The Onion Router (TOR). It is one of the best proxies all over the world.

I have also uploaded a video on this topic :

https://youtu.be/COdIKnhsyLc?list=PLq1NF3YXCVcJXcQN4IuwuptNza9PVzwUt

My Website : http://thegeeq.gq

Hacker’s Social Network : http://thehackernetwork.gq

 

Be Safe & Good Bye !!!

#thegeeq

 

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2 Comments
  1. Profile image for juju2k

    you may also want to install and enable EFF https everywhere extension for your preferred browser to encrypt your ownline activity

  2. I never used TOR. So just tried however soon after I downloaded App someone tried to hack my emails

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