Web browsing provides a plethora of information and access to the world’s knowledge however, it also opens up doors to malicious attackers. Attackers are able to target browsers in order to spy on data transmitted through it (such for example, when people input personal information into forms) or exploit vulnerabilities in the browser in order to gain access to files, devices and data stored in memory.
A secure browser is one that has been designed from scratch to prevent attacks and still provide the user a experience up to par with the expectations of users. A secure browser will display an orange lock in the URL bar and display warnings if you go to sites that don’t support HTTPS.
In addition to the security features browsers have it is important to search for a browser that permits users to install vetted add-ons and plug-ins. These third-party applications could be an infection source and slow down the browser. They could also introduce additional points of failure to a system.
A secure browser should provide a speedy performance without sacrificing the functionality. The best browsers are simple to use and do not lag. This is important for companies who require their employees be mobile and work from home or other remote locations. It is also essential for students to be able to study from anywhere they have an internet connection.