New Versions of IE, Firefox, Chrome Tout Security

On the Internet there are two main ways of getting a malware infection – links or attachment on emails, or from visiting fake, rogue, or compromised websites.  So browser security has become an important consideration, perhaps the most important consideration, when deciding what browser to use.

Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 10 with Windows 8 in the fall.  IE 10 will be available for Windows 7 users by download.  Several major changes in the browser will improve its overall security.  Mozilla is releasing Firefox 10 soon, with a number of security enhancements onboard.  And Google is releasing Chrome 20, and with it will be limiting plug-in downloads to its browser from the Google Play Store only.  They have also kicked by the screening process for applications included in the web store to ensure that they do not contain malicious payloads or security flaws.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to stay up-to-date with the latest version of whatever browser is your preference.


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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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