How to improve security when browsing the Internet on Mac

Most of us users are browsing the internet practically every day, entering multiple web pages to access the information we need. However, we all know the dangers of security, privacy and malware that comes with every time we access the internet and that is why in this post, We are going to analyze how we can improve security when browsing the Internet on our Mac, iPhone and iPad.

security and privacy

apple launches regular updates of all its operations that always include new security measures, bug fixes and performance improvements. These security enhancements are essential, because we protects against any external element. To keep Safari up to date, you need to go to the app store and check for updates in the “Updates” window.

Along with the option to update, it is also important to activate the function of “Prevent cross-site tracking.” This feature prevents advertisers and third parties from tracking your online activity across different websites. For enable this featurefollow these steps:

  1. Open Safari and go to “Preferences”.
  2. Click on the “Privacy” tab.
  3. Check the “Prevent cross-site tracking” box.

It should be noted that the Safari browser includes several security options that you can configure according to your preferences. Specifically, the tab Security, can Activate or disable features such as “Malware Protection”, “Warn when visiting a fraudulent website”, and “Allow content only from trusted websites”.

Finally, from Safari you can perform Backups of all your data, to be able to access them safely. Apple offers the option of Time Machinea key tool for automatically backing up your files and settings.

Passwords and popups

Another fundamental section to have a good control about Safari and our security is to use secure password and prevent them from appearing pop up screens that we click on it by mistake and it takes us to pages that cause us to download malware.

Regarding the passwords, Safari includes a built-in password manager called “Key ring”. This allows you generate strong and unique passwords for each website, and saves them automatically. To activate this function you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Preferences in Safari.
  2. Click on the Passwords tab.
  3. Use the Generate Strong Password feature when creating new accounts or changing existing passwords.
  4. Enable the Block Pop-ups feature.

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Secondly, some web pages can generate the aforementioned popup windows and its consequences. Therefore, from Safari Preferences, you can manage this section quickly. To do this, you have to perform the Next steps:

  1. Open Safari and go to Preferences.
  2. Click the Websites tab.
  3. In the “Pop-ups” section, select Block.

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It is important to highlight the possibility of being able to add the use of a VPNsince it allows browsing internet anonymously and securely by encrypting your connection and, best of all, they are all impossible for Mac.

In conclusion, the best way to avoid online damage is to be very careful in everything you do online. Always avoid sharing personal information on untrusted websites, and always check the URL before entering sensitive information. Also, avoid clicking on unknown links or downloading files from unverified sources.