Stay safe while browsing.

Here’s a few suggestions for protecting yourself against web attacks:

  • Keep your OS, browser, and browser plugins up-to-date.
  • Run anti-virus software, and keep this up-to-date, too.
  • Disable or uninstall any software or browser plug-ins you don’t use — this reduces your vulnerability surface.
  • If you receive a PDF attachment in Gmail, select “View” to view it in Gmail instead of downloading it.

Free tool to check your browser security:

https://browsercheck.qualys.com/

Free browser plug-in from Trend that provides web site safety ratings and a secure search box (not necessary if you are already running Trend Anti-Virus).

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/trendprotect