DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the best modern browsers can protect you against phishing? The risk of getting exposed to attackers is high. Most especially if you are not aware that the sites you are visiting are malicious. In 2017, Wombat Security reports that 76% of organizations have experienced phishing attacks. The masking of malicious attachments as fake invoices is a popular form of phishing. This tactic tricks the users to open the phishing emails. Email is also considered the most used delivery vehicle for attackers. Another study shows that updated browsers feature Safe Browsing technology. It can alert you when the web page you visit is suspect of being malicious. This means that it is up to you if you still wish to visit the site after alerts of its possible risk.
Knowing this, what could be the optimal browsers to prevent malware and phishing? Google Chrome is a browser compatible with Mac that features Safe Browsing technology. This technology works by conducting a check on suspected phishing and malware sites. The list of malware sites is on your computer storage to protect your browsing privacy. Google will verify the match against the local list and the web page you are visiting. If there is a match, a red warning page will appear to inform you that the page is dangerous to browse. Another useful browser with built-in malware protection is Mozilla Firefox. This Mozilla Firefox feature can be set and is like that of Chrome's safe browsing technology.