Google chrome is one of the browsers that people are most fond of. This is because of the lasting impression the browser presents to the user. Right from the first sight, the browser has a very appealing layout that is user friendly. To ensure security of your chrome browser, it is important to install some chrome security extensions that will confer the security.
Extensions are packages created by intermediaries to enhance the activity of browsers. They exist in the browser, giving them access to information like history of browsing and other data known to the browser. This therefore proves that extensions are not all at all safe.
The following is a list of good security extensions for consideration.
This extension is able to encrypt the user’s communication with different websites and by so doing, confers security of both information as well as personal data accessed over the internet. The main advantage of this extension over others in its line is the fact that it is very easy to use. It offers necessary support for encrypting information accessed by the browser. However, HTTPS everywhere does not encrypt information on its own but rather it opens up other available versions of the site you are using. With HTTPS Everywhere extension, it is possible to rewrite requests from previously encrypted sites to HTTPS with the action of clever technology.
VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), is a means through which one can bypass obstructions like network jam that may make browsing slow. VPNs achieve this by encrypting data and its network so that it is not recognizable to the user’s internet service provider (ISP). Some of the best VPNs that you can use with your Chrome browser are the ExpressVPN and NordVPN. NordVPN is the most common with over 4400 remote servers in different countries. It also has applications for desktops, android and iOS. ExpressVPN hides your IP address from internet service providers. It is also readily available to users around the world. When using VPNs as security extension, you have to remain connected the whole time you are accessing sites otherwise if you get disconnected, your Chrome browser will not be secure any more.
This is a security extension that is readily available for use by different web browsers. Chrome is one browser that supports the privacy badger security extension. The privacy badger is used together with the HTTPS EVERYWHERE and the combination of the two will offer you 100% protection.This Chrome security extension that is created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), blocks spyware that may be trailing your online usage and blocks unwanted ads that may cause viruses and unnecessary disruptions on your Chrome website. The Privacy badger also blocks track cookies that may track your browsing history. However, this extension does not protect you from first party sites and cookies but protects your chrome from third party cookies and sites. Despite this limitation, it is a very efficient security extension.
Most of us when filling online forms lose the data we have entered before saving it. This can be frustrating especially if you have already filled out most of the required data and it has taken a lot of time to do so only for it to get lost. However, there are security extensions available to help you when filling forms on your Chrome browser.
This is an extension that confers the classic visual feeling of back in the early millennium. This Chrome security extension is well represented add-on software that informs the user first hand of any looming threats with the option to report suspicious content. What’s more is that the source country of that malicious content is flagged there as the actual host as well as rank by number to determine whether or not it is safe. The extension also has a support for Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) that advises on the safety of the user’s personal information in case there’s compromise of security key.
This extension is able to lock the user’s entire browser behind passwords. This chrome security extension is a tool that guarantees privacy. It does this by ensuring that the user is locked out of websites and other sub-domains. Simple Blocker is able to block redirection and access to applications like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and every other site that might serve as a distraction when you are doing something else on your browser. It can also be used to prevent users from accessing suspicious sites. In the case of minors, you can stop them viewing adult material or content. If you’ve found a page family members are likely to frequent but is now riddled with malware (which often happens when transferring ownership), Simple blocker will eliminate that kind of risk.
Password mangers will help you have a safe and secure browsing with your Chrome browser. You do not have to use passwords that can be easily be hacked like your birthday or your pet’s name. You can use different extensions that offer password managing services for Chrome. Some examples of password manger extensions include;