Since the risks associated with web browsing is enormous, Mozilla Firefox has enhanced the security by enabling inbuilt security features. Once can easily make use of it to enable protection against phishing and malware. However users need to update and use current version of Mozilla browser.
Important Tips for Browsing Safety when Using Mozilla Firefox
Avoid using the outdated version of the browser as it increases the risk considerably. If you are visiting websites for banking, online transactions, look for “lock” icon in green that indicates whether the website is secure or not. It works as a green signal to carry any transactions safely. However, if the browser is not showing the icon, users need to navigate away from the website as quickly as possible.
One should also ensure that URL starts with https which can be checked for in the location bar.
Avoid using Computers for carrying Internet Banking in public place or location say Cyber Cafe. However if you are using make sure you carry out the following steps:
Click on the Tools option in the Menu bar of Firefox browser and clear all the private information that has been saved in case. This will ensure protection and will prevent users from being a victim of Cyber frauds.
1. How to Turn on Safe Browsing to block Phishing and Malware on Mozilla Firefox
- Click on the Firefox “preferences” in the menu bar after launching Firefox browser.
- Security Tab need to be selected
- Now Check the box indicated as “Block Reported Attack Sites” as well as “Block Reported Web Forgeries”
This will alert users when they are going to visit websites that has been hacked or malware infected reportedly. Although it is not to be misunderstood and never considered as alternative for malware protection. This will only add another layer to enhance and make browsing security manifolds.
2. How to Enable “Do Not Track” Feature on Firefox
One can make use of this very feature particularly when do not wish to have personal details recorded if you happen to give while visiting the website whatsoever. Not all the websites adhere to the instruction but never the less the purpose is fulfilled in case the sites which follows and adheres to request made.
You need to carry out the following steps to activate “Do Not Track” feature on Firefox
- Launch on Mozilla Firefox
- Click on the preferences on the menu
- Select the option of Privacy Tab
- Click on the check box indicating “I do not want to be tracked”
Do not allow scripts to run on site as some of the hackers might use it for cross site scripting attack. Although some of the sites require script for site to be loaded on the browser properly. If you are well aware about the authenticity of the website such as Official website of banks and other Organizations then users can enable the script.
Moreover, this will be a good move as weak security certificates will be no longer supported or trusted by the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox. A common user will not be able to know the changes but most of the administrators will have to give an extra effort to always keep their security certificate updated. This is being done to ensure safe browsing with better online security as cyber crime is making so many people its victims.