Using Chrome To Make Sure Your Web Surfing Is Safe

It can be hard to make sure that you are web surfing in the correct manner. If you are not a computer security expert then it can be real easy for you to slip up and let someone take control of your computer. They do not even have to take control of your computer to mess up your experience in some way. All they have to do is trick you into performing an act on your computer that can end up detrimental to both you and your system and suddenly your money is no longer in your bank account or your computer is sending spam emails all over the world.

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That is why you need to make sure that you have all the help that you need when it comes to keeping your computer safe. When it comes to computers, making sure that you have all of the help that you need means that you have the right software installed on your system. Usually when we are talking about the right software, what we mean is the correct antivirus and firewall. But that is not what we are talking about today. What we are talking about today is making sure that your gateway to the internet is a safe one. What we are talking about is making sure that you have the right browser installed on your system. And these days the safest browser to have installed on your system is the Chrome browser which is made by Google.

There are several reasons why Chrome is the safest browser out right now. Most of these reasons are highly technical but we will try to break it down so that even the layperson can understand. First of all the Google Chrome browser has tabs that are sandboxed unlike other browsers that are out there. When we say sandboxed, what we mean is that each tab is like opening up a new browser. It is like a program that is on its own. So if anything happens to that tab, only that tab crashes and not the other ones that you are working on. Another way that this makes you safer is that the sandbox surrounding Chrome tabs means that they can do less harmful actions to your computer. There are only so many parts of the internal system that can be accessed from the tabs in Chrome and that makes you a lot safer.

Tabs and sandboxing is only the first part of what makes Chrome a safer browser. There is also another reason why the browser safer but it is one that you will not hear often. And that is the bug bounty that Google has going on with Chrome. Not only does Google hold contest but they also have a daily bug bounty going on with Chrome. It allows anyone to dig through the code and try to find exploits that can be used against Chrome. If you find it then you will be given a prize. The prize money can range from several thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. This contest has been a significant reason why Chrome is one of the most secure browsers on the market right now.

If you are looking for a browser that will help keep you safe while you surf the internet then look no further than Google Chrome. One of the things that we did not mention is that Chrome also keeps a database of dangerous web sites that it will help you avoid. And that is just another reason why Chrome is the most secure browser around.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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