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Brower settings to protect yourself from identity theft

Updated on February 19, 2012

With the increase of identity theft many web browsers now offer security features that allows users to protect their own identity online. Some of such web browers are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

These offer private browsing. With private browsing feature the browsers don't store any information collected while browsing, it deletes forms,cookies,history for that session .

Internet Explorer.

1. Go to your Internet Options.

2. Select the privacy tab and adjust your privacy and security settings under 'settings' to "medium high" like below.

3. Now select the security tab and check "Enable protected mode"

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to your Options

2. Select the Privacy Tab and after select the "Never remember history" like below.

3. Also under "security" tab make sure these three boxes are checked.

-Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
-Block reported attack sites
-Block reported web forgeries

These steps along with a firewall will try their best to protect you from identity theft. This means the steps won't give you full protection. Criminals are always working, Just try hard to keep them out by remaining cautious in whatever you do online and taking necessary security steps like the one above.

Nice surfing.


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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh good, mine was set correctly! Thank you dexixy

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      Gracefulwriter 5 years ago from Northern Virginia

      Thanks for the fan mail. You are on your way to realizing your dreams, I can tell 'cause you move without fear. Praise God for your talents and inspiration.

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      km360 6 years ago

      Thanks. I update my Firefox browser when I receive notice of available updates. But I just checked and make changes to my privacy and security options...I like to be able to go back through my history to locate a web address I want to find again, if I delete all history can you suggest another way I can relocate a website?