Posted by - June 30, 2018

According to a recent TechRepublic article, browsers are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks than any other form of software being used in businesses today. If you want to be sure to keep your data and information protected from hackers, it is advisable to take the following actions:

  1. Only allow use of reputable business-related plug-ins and extensions such as Java or Flash, as this will avoid the risk of exposing your browser due to security flaws that are common in less reputable, non-business-related plug-ins.
  2. Ensure you have a Java security configuration that works best for your servers and workstations and stay on top of updates.
  3. Beware of malicious pop-up ads. These commonly appear in forms of messages that suggest your computer has a virus and prompt you to download antivirus software. An easy solution is to configure your browser to block pop-up ads, but it is recommended to have an option available to display them at will, as they are sometimes needed for legitimate websites to function properly.
  4. Be sure to establish all settings and ensure they remain in place from a centralized point of management. This ensures that the settings you have in place will not be changed by employees and put the company’s browser at risk.
  5. Since browser-based threats don’t necessarily use files, they often go undetected. Therefore, stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity technology. Be sure to analyze all code in real time and test for suspicious code using a filtered approach that analyzes more than just downloaded files and attachments.

If you are worried you don’t have the expertise to handle these issues, OptfinITy can help. For more information or to get answers to your questions regarding keeping your browser secure and safe, give us a call at 703-790-0400 or visit our website at

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