Web browsing offers a wealth of information and access to the world’s information however, it also opens doors to malicious attackers. Attackers may target the browser in order to spy on the information that is transmitted through it (such as when people enter personal data into forms) or exploit weaknesses within the browser to gain access to files, devices and other data stored in memory.
A secure browser is built to guard against these types of attacks, while providing users with a great experience. To ensure that a browser is secure, it should display a green padlock in its URL bar and display warnings when you visit sites that do not utilize HTTPS.
In addition to the security features browsers provide it is important to search for a browser that allows users to install verified plug-ins and extensions. These third-party applications could be an infection source and slow down the performance of the browser. They may also introduce other security issues into the system.
A secure browser should provide a speedy performance without sacrificing the functionality. Ideally, the top browsers are user-friendly and don’t lag. This is essential for organizations that need their employees to work from home or other remote places, as well as students who need the possibility of studying from any location with an internet connection.