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Web Browser Security

This tutorial is part of our tutorial series on WordPress Security. In this module, we look at web browser security as part of your overall web security plan.

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Web Browser Security

Since everybody uses a web browser to access the Internet, this makes the web browser a very tempting target for hackers.

Hackers not only try to take over your computer and use it for their own nefarious purposes by installing malicious software, or “malware”, but web browsers also store a lot of information about your web surfing habits and online behavior that could be used to exploit your online security.

For example, web browsers can store information about the websites that you visit, including images and videos that you looked at, links that you have clicked, and files that you have downloaded.

This information is stored in the browser’s cache, history, and cookies.

To learn more about what type of information gets stored in web browsers, we recommend reading your browser’s privacy policy.

To view the privacy policies of the major browsers, visit the sites below:

All of the above can create a potential security risk, as the data stored in your browser can allow hackers to compile a profile of your activities and personal information that could be used to compromise your security.

In this series of tutorials, you are going to learn:

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