Are you looking for a secure web browser? Listen and learn, as our Tech Woes security guru conquers browser security.
As a matter of fact, it is a big deal to people concerned with their privacy. In the first place, an insecure web browser makes it easy for malicious web sites to install harmful programs or apps. Also, hackers can hijack them. In other words, your online activities are redirected to other web sites. For example, you want to go to your bank’s web site, but end up at another site. This other site could be a fake copy of your bank’s site or a site that displays ads — or worse. So, yes, browser security is a big deal. Internet Explorer does many things well, but maintaining security is not one of them. Personally, I prefer Firefox.
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of a person concerned with browser security and a lazy and unhelpful tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any similarity to real life situations is purely by chance. Or is it? Maybe a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor. I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I’m tired of constant problems with Internet Explorer. Can you recommend another browser?
Unhelpful tech support guy: There is no other browser. You have to use Internet Explorer to use the internet.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: What about Firefox?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Firefox is a big security problem.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I had no idea. Thank you for your expert advice.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Always a pleasure helping people avoid security problems. My job security, that is.