The web browser is a complex piece of software. It is able to browse websites as well as videos, images, and forms. It was initially designed to display documents written in text, it currently handles all kinds of media that can be accessed through the Internet. This makes it more difficult for security personnel because it has numerous «weak areas» that hackers could exploit.

Whether you’re using the default program that comes preloaded on your PC or an alternative browser you’ve downloaded, it’s essential to make sure that the security settings are set to the highest level possible. This will lower the risk of malware being able to get over your security and installing into your system. It’s also a good idea to use the web browser with a restricted user account that doesn’t have administrator privileges. Even if malware is able to penetrate the security settings of your browser, it will not be able manipulate your system.

Furthermore, it’s a good idea to educate your users on safe practices and ways to browse. You can instruct them to disable auto-complete and clear passwords frequently and to always choose the most secure level of security in the browser. It is also important to remind them of the importance of websites clearly stating the manner in which their personal data is used and gathered. This information can typically be located in the privacy policy or the user agreement. Browser security tools are also available to eliminate blind spots by analyzing and monitoring the web session for risks and threats. These solutions are agnostic to devices, securing managed and unmanaged devices including BYOD and third party unmanaged devices.