Online Safety Tips : Use Private Browsing
We frequently use web browsers
to access the World Wide Web
. Whether we are surfing for fun, checking our net banking account or accessing our private portal, we depend on browsers. There are many places from where we access internet like our work place, where access is restricted according to the rules and regulations of the organization, our own personal PC or Laptop, Mobile Devices, etc. and even some times from public places like Cyber Cafes. We hardly notice that after we close the browsers we left behind our browsing history and other vital information regarding our browsing habits. Anybody with malicious intensions can dig the data that can become dangerous and harmful in many ways.
Private browsing is a feature which helps you to browse confidently without the fear of storage of your browsing information in the device. The browser opens a temporary session and removes all the information when the browser is closed, hence the user gets total privacy and no one can trace the browsing history or browsed temporary data after you. Private browsing is offered in all of the latest major browsers we use. In Microsoft we can use InPrivate Browsing, in chrome it is available in the name of Incognito windows and in Mozilla Firefox and Opera it is named as private browsing.
How to use private browsing?
You can get the information about the uses, using the following links; these links will take you to the respective browser’s official website.
1. In Mozilla FireFox: Using Private Browsing
2. In Internet Explorer: Using Incognito Window
3. In Google Chrome: Using InPrivate Browsing
Hence next time when you are doing the following activities on net, you are advised to use private browsing:
1. Use of Internet in Public Places, like Cyber Cafes.
2. Any Financial transactions, like use of Credit Cards, online shopping etc.
3. Use of Net banking accounts.
4. Using any other person’s computer or laptop, accidently you can open his sessions of common web sites, like Gmail, Facebook etc.
This list is endless; it is up to the user, and the sense of safety which will prompt one to choose Private Browsing.
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