How to browse safely

If you’ve been looking for guidance on how to stay safe and secure on the internet, look no further! This article will signpost some of the most critical steps to take and some common sense guidelines to follow.

It’s natural to want to stay connected while traveling, but it’s important to be vigilant about how you do so. Learn here how to browse safely on your computer, what you can do if you think your computer has been infected by malware, and the best way to purchase an anti-virus for your laptop.

Computers are more vulnerable to malware when traveling, often by using public or password-protected hotspots (e.g., hotels, shopping malls, airports, sports facilities) or by indiscriminately visiting a wide range of websites. Under Windows, even the vulnerability of the system and browsers is not negligible.

If you want increased security, you can do it with Tails. This version of Debian Linux puts security first: all Internet communication takes place on the Tor network, a “dark web” that provides complete anonymity. It includes Tor for browsing, Pidgin for chatting, and Icedove (Thunderbird) for email, with pre-configured plug-ins for high security – OpenPGP for email, for example. It also includes an office suite, music, and video editors, but only the more familiar, secure programs.

Other tips for browsing safely

The best way to stay safe while browsing on the road is to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) on public networks. A VPN encrypts your data and then transmits it over an unsecured network, protecting you from potential eavesdroppers, scammers, or hackers.