We have seen so far different approaches to secure access to your private space. But now, by going on the Internet, you open a door in this protected environment. So what can we do to preserve your privacy, despite everything …

I see two options. One by adapting the parameters of your browser accordingly, the other by enriching it with specific modules.

Here is what I set up with the web browser I use, I mean : Firefox from Mozilla.

Why I chose Firefox as a Web browser

There are several web browsers. The most commonly used desktops browsers are: Chrome (Google), Safari (Apple), Internet Explorer and Edge (Microsoft) and Firefox (Mozilla). UC Browser, Android and Samsung Internet are only used on mobiles.

August 2016 – Worldwide Web browsers distribution, all devices combined (source : Statcounter)

Which of these browsers is the safest?

I want to say to you: None. Due to their large spread in the world, web browsers are a privileged target of the hackers wanting to harm.

Internet Explorer is too slow

Personally, I have used Internet Explorer for a long time, but I was not satisfied, too slow, too heavy and on top of that you had to buy it.

Google Chrome, a potential danger

As for Google Chrome, I find that there is a process incompatibility.

Google has a reputation for being above all, a search engine that searches, sorts and lists everything it finds to improve the results of its searches.

So I do not trust him enough to install it on my computer and at the same time give him access to all my files.

Firefox free and free

Then I switched to Firefox from Mozilla. This is a free and open source version that meets my expectations now for more than 10 years. And here are the precautions I have taken.

How to protect yourself and your privacy?

As a general rule, ensure the following parameters

  • Block all intrusions, such as Pop-up windows, notifications, etc.
  • Do not let you trace by any means
  • Never keep a history of your searches
  • Ask to be warned if sites are trying to install add-ons on your device
  • Ask to block dangerous or misleading contents
  • Ask to block dangerous downloads
  • Ask to be notified if unwanted or unusual software are present
  • REFUSE to register your user or passwords
  • DO NOT use a master password
  • REFUSE to send data to the manufacturer of the software for improvement, health check, crash or other, even if the data is anonymized.

Install add-ons to Firefox

  • Avast online Security : Protects and secures. Ensures the reputation of the sites visited.
  • Disconnect : Protects you from being traced and saves bandwidth
  • Self-Destructing Cookies : Destroys cookies as soon as you close the site. (Even ghost cookies)
  • uBlock Origin : Is an Adblocker
  • AnonymoX: Allows to bypass censorship and hide your actual IP address

Firefox also offers the ability to open a private browser window. To be tested.

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