Complete all the steps below and then mark it as complete
Our internet browsers are the main portal through which we access the internet. We need to either ensure we review the security settings of our chosen browser or we are use a secure browser like BRAVE.
Follow the instructions in the video below step by step. If you prefer written instructions, these can be found below.
1. Tighten security & privacy settings.
2. Install ‘HTTPS Everywhere’ plug-in.
3. Setup Quad9 Protection (optional).
Note: if you want to negate the need to perform tasks (1) and (2) below, just use a secure browser like BRAVE. Give it a try here!
a. If you use Internet Explorer, uninstall it and pick either Safari, Firefox and Chrome.
b. Review your privacy and security settings.
d. Opt-Out of Tracking – when in your privacy and security settings ensure you turn on ‘Do Not Track’ or turn off ‘Tracking’.
e. Stop your browser sending location data;
f. Limit the use of plug-in’s where you can (some are useful, but many are inherently vulnerable).
a. Google it for your specific browser, e.g. “HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome”. Install the plug-in.
a. Quad9 filters internet traffic through police servers to ensure an added level of protection.