Web browsing provides a plethora of information and access to the world’s information however, it also opens up doors to malicious attackers. Attackers target the browser to spy on the data that’s transmitted through it (such as when users enter personal information in forms) or exploit weaknesses in the browser itself to gain access to the device it’s running on, the data stored on the device and data stored in its memory.
A secure browser is one that has been built from scratch to prevent attacks and still provide a user experience that is as good as the expectations of users. To ensure that a browser is secure it should display an green padlock in the URL bar and display warnings whenever you visit websites that don’t use HTTPS.
It’s important to choose an internet browser that is secure as well as one that allows users to install add-ons and plug-ins that have been tested. These third-party programs can be an infection source and slow down the speed of the browser. They could also introduce other vulnerabilities into a system.
Finally, a secure browser should provide fast performance that doesn’t compromise functionality. The best browsers are simple to use and do not lag. This is especially important for organizations that need their employees to be able to work from home or other remote locations, and for students who must have the ability to work from any location with an internet connection.