“Most humans can tell the difference most of the time, but if they are tired, or stressed, or in a rush, or have any number of other common obstacles to computer use, there’s a good chance they won’t notice the difference, will type their password into the wrong site, and will have their account taken over by bad guys.” Jacob Hoffman-Andrews identifies password managers as the average human’s best defence against phishing attacks.
“Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released Privacy Badger 1.0 for Firefox and Chrome.
“I hope this post has helped clarify how browsers store your passwords, and why in some cases you shouldn’t let them. However, it would be unfair to end the post saying that browsers are completely unreliable at storing passwords. For example, in the case of Firefox, if a strong Master Password is chosen, account details are very unlikely to be harvested.” Having read Jordan Wright’s post, I for one am ditching Chrome on all of my devices.
Another reason for me to stop using Chrome is this long-standing bug in Chrome for Android.
“Firefox was a good browser before this upgrade, but with version 1.5 it has become better still.” Staff at IT Reviews recommend Firefox over other browsers.
“Firefox 1.5 continues to make usability and features a cornerstone of its success. Unlike Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1.5 offers built-in search, tabbed browsing, and an RSS reader.“ Robert Vamosi reviews the latest version of the Open Source browser.
“The users that I support would double-click on a landmine to see what it did.” Phil Jones and Vidar Braut Haarr explain how to stop viruses from spreading to your computer by enlisting the help of Mozilla Mail and adopting a common sense approach.
“Score one for Open Source, because Firefox is a triumph of the alternative development model and a truly a great Web browser.” Scot Finnie says goodbye to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.