I know I keep bangingÂ on about this, but one of the easiest and cheapest ways to protect yourself from online scams and phishing is simple: Change your Web Browser!
Here are two really good reasons why you should use FireFox to surf the web instead of the ubiquitous Internet Explorer.
Firefox includes strict anti-phishing and anti-malware measures and it’s open source so it has thousands of security experts around the globe working around the clock to keep you (and your personal information) safe.
Firefox 3 protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. If you accidentally access an attack site, youâ€™ll receive a full-sized browser message as a warning. A continuously updated list of attack-sites tells us when to stop you from browsing, so thereâ€™s nothing for you to update or maintain.
Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of web forgery sites 48 times in a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site thatâ€™s pretending to be a site you trust (like your bank), a browser messageâ€”big as lifeâ€”will stop you.