Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Browsing the Web Securely.
- [Scott] We've taken a look at the basics of browsing securely, keeping track of your credentials, watching for malware, using HTPPS or SSL, and using and configuring VPN software and the Tor Browser. These are all components of browsing safely and, to some degree, anonymously online. But you also need to be aware of the ways in which sites can track your activity despite these measures. Cookie management and ad blocking can help with that. While it's tempting to browse the web in full, shields-up mode all the time, some of the tools we've seen can introduce slowdowns or other inconveniences for some activities like streaming video.
So it's up to you to use the tools available as appropriate. Next time you hear about a privacy or security issue online, think about what tools you have that can protect you from it and how it will affect you. Be safe out there. See ya next time.
- Selecting a VPN provider
- Installing a VPN
- Setting up your own personal VPN
- Browsing the internet with Tor