What is it?
‘Browser hardening’ refers to ways in which we can tweak our web browser’s settings, with the goal of enhancing its security and privacy.

What does it involve?
A great starting point is exploring your browser’s settings page and making some adjustments. You can add to this by installing and configuring plug-ins. More advanced options exist ‘under the hood’ of most browsers, for example Firefox’s about:config page. Let’s explore why you might choose to do this and explain some changes that can be made.

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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents – H.P. Lovecraft

2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year to say the least, and for many of us, it brought with it new challenges and obstacles to overcome. Covid-19 has forced many workplaces to either close their doors or look to other options to survive, and the more we learn about the beast, the more businesses are recognising that looking forward towards a quick “new normal” is hopeful at best. With herd immunity debunked, PPE continuing to be expensive and hard to acquire, and social distancing being essential to staying safe (whether enforced or not), remote working continues to be the best option for companies that can do so. Covid-19 has forced the hand of many such companies to look towards how they do this effectively, and for many, that is really, really scary.

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