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    Looking for the safest browser

    What is considered the safest browser out here for the time being??

    Is COMODO DRAGON in the run at all ??

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    Hi Jagworld,

    To see the safest browser

    P.S. I prefer Mozilla Firefox.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    And cool JavaScript button too :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    What is considered the safest browser out here for the time being??

    Is COMODO DRAGON in the run at all ??

    What do you mean by "safe"?

    Allow script on only certain sites?
    Block known malware or porn sites?
    Not keylog, screen scrap, clipboard copy?
    Force https?
    Block phishing sites?
    allow refers?
    The www is not a "safe" enviroment so it is a question each of us needs to answer.

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    The safest browser is Google Chrome, usually known as simply Chrome.

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    Each "safe" browser is only safe until the next exploit.
    Keep up to date AV, don't knowingly go to pr0n sites and never click Yes/OK unless you are sure of the consequences.

    cheers, Paul

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    "The safest browser is Google Chrome, usually known as simply Chrome." - If you consider allowing Google to log everything that you do on your computer safe. If you use it Google knows who you are, where you are and what you do on the web. Chrome is not safer that any other browser. It will allow all of the malware through that isn't stopped by real-time scanners. It may or may not have fewer security holes, but the user has to be visiting bad or compromised sites for security holes to be exploited. If you have a clean computer, use reputable security scanners (one in real time monitoring mode and others just to run scans) and firewall and don't visit dodgy sites or open unidentified attachments, any browser is as good as any other.

    You should set your DNS servers to the ones provided by http://www.opendns.com/ which protects your connection from bad websites. Look under Free DNS.

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    I also subscribe to Bob Rankin's newletter and he just provided an interesting response to your question. Check it out here: http://askbobrankin.com/best_browser...rotection.html

    HTH,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Legge View Post
    "The safest browser is Google Chrome, usually known as simply Chrome." - If you consider allowing Google to log everything that you do on your computer safe. If you use it Google knows who you are, where you are and what you do on the web. Chrome is not safer that any other browser. It will allow all of the malware through that isn't stopped by real-time scanners. It may or may not have fewer security holes, but the user has to be visiting bad or compromised sites for security holes to be exploited. If you have a clean computer, use reputable security scanners (one in real time monitoring mode and others just to run scans) and firewall and don't visit dodgy sites or open unidentified attachments, any browser is as good as any other.

    You should set your DNS servers to the ones provided by http://www.opendns.com/ which protects your connection from bad websites. Look under Free DNS.
    I agree with you about Google. I stay as far away as possible from everything Google for the reasons you specified.

    For instance, when you do a Google search, and the resultant links are shown on the screen, observe the following:

    1. Hold your cursor over a link. You will see in the lower left of the window where the link will take you if you click on it.

    2. Right click on the link, and choose Open in New Tab. Watch carefully what happens. You will momentarily be routed to a Google site, and then on to the actual site.

    In other words, GOOGLE IS TRACKING EVERYWHERE YOU GO, THE KINDS OF THINGS YOU SEARCH FOR, ETC ETC.

    Google gives away email, searches, etc etc etc etc. Do you think they do that out of the goodness of their heart? NO!!! They do it so as to get as many people as possible using the free stuff, so that they can then harvest as much personal information as possible about everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    Is COMODO DRAGON in the run at all ??
    Well, you learn something every day. Didn't realise it was a browser.
    Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's the real thing.

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    Following a hint in the secrets subscription I installed Do Not Track Me (Abine)


    When I click it on this site :

    4 trackers are blocked, 2 social networks and 2 companies.

    Comments?

    facebook connect was trying to track me, blocked by DNT
    twitter badge was trying to track me, blocked by DNT
    Google Analytics was trying to track me, blocked by DNT
    Doubleclick was trying to track me, blocked by DNT
    Last edited by Escalater; 2013-08-29 at 12:19. Reason: adding names of trackers in windows secrets forum

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    Hey Y'all,

    IMHO RR got it right! That said however to be really "safe" I'd run any browser in a Virtual Machine and still disable JavaScript ( I use Noscript for this in FF ), disable Flash, Disable Java, Use an Ad & Popup blocker, etc. Of course you pay a price for all this security and that is a lot of sites just won't work well any more. You can tweak the settings of our addons to let known good sites do a little more but it does take some work. The choice is yours.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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