Internet Security - Chrome


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In this section, we will see the most used explorer from the security viewpoint. What settings should it have in order to minimize the attack surface that can come from visiting different webpages which might be infected.

To download the latest Chrome version, go to the following link and download it − https://www.google.com/chrome

After installing, we need to secure the Chrome browser by following these steps:

Enable Automatic Update Downloads

Google Chrome automatically updates every time it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in the background and doesn't require any action on your part. To check whether there is an update, go to Menu – Help – About Google Chrome.

Google Chrome

Block Pop-Ups

To block pop-ups, go to Menu → Preferences → Show advanced settings... → click the Privacy/Content Settings button. Scroll down to Pop-ups, chose "Do not allow..."

This setting will block any webpage that wants to show a pop-up without your permission.

Block Pop Ups

Block Plug-In

To block plug-ins, go to Menu → Preferences → Show Advanced Settings... → click the Privacy/Content Settings button. Scroll down to Plug-ins, chose "Detect and run important...”

This setting sometimes can put the chrome browser at risk.

Block plug In

Set your browser to not set passwords

Go to Menu → Preferences → Show advanced settings... → under Passwords and forms, uncheck the "Enable Autofill...

This will help you in a way that if any unauthorized user gains access into your computer, they will not have the chance to auto log in webpages that request your username and password.

Not Set Password

Java/JavaScript

Go to Menu → Preferences → Show advanced settings... → click the Privacy/Content Settings button. Under JavaScript, chose "Allow all sites...

Java Script

Block Cookies

Go to Menu → Preferences → Show advanced settings... → click the Privacy/Content Settings button. Under Cookies, choose "Block sites..." and "Block third-party...". This will block the cookies to send information to the servers that you don’t trust.

Block Cookies

Install Adblock plug-in

To do this, go to menu → Settings → Extensions → Scroll to the bottom → Click “Get more extensions” → search for Adblock → Install AdBlock by getadblock.com which is very good and very effective.

Adblock Plug In

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