Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in Attorney at Work‘s Friday Tech Tips “Cybersecurity Tech Tips: Stay Vigilant Out There!” by Joan Feldman.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek: Practice Safe Browsing
Practicing safe computing is a constant battle. It seems like the “bad guys” are always thinking of new ways to compromise your machine and get access to your data. You can improve your cybersecurity posture by practicing safe browsing. Start by using Chrome as your default browser. Next, add some extensions to block certain activity. Some of our favorites include:
- DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials to block hidden trackers and protect your privacy.
- Privacy Badger from the EFF to block spying ads and hidden trackers.
- AdBlock to block YouTube, Facebook and ads everywhere else on the web.
- IDN Safe to block internationalized domain names to prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.
- Windows Defender Browser Protection provides an additional layer of protection when browsing online.
Finally, install the PassProtect extension from the Chrome webstore, which alerts you if your password has been previously discovered in a data breach. It is powered by the database of Have I Been Pwned?