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Downloading files is dangerous, these tips can keep you safe

Hazmat computer user

When it comes to checking for hostile files coming in from the web, it is much more difficult than simply scanning an email. Communications are being conducted in real-time and often encrypted. So in order to defend against the two ways to get malware when surfing the Internet — an exploited browser (which automatically downloads malware without the need for you to click anything) and being tricked into downloading an infected file — you need a secure browser and some common sense.

To effectively protect yourself against browser exploits it doesn’t take much, you just need to use a secure browser. Conventional browsers will always be vulnerable to attacks, while secure browsers like Passages provide complete protection against browser exploits. Regardless of where you go or what you click on, malicious files will never make it to your physical computer.

Read my whole article on the Ntrepid blog.

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  • Andrew Smallwood · September 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I was just checking out passages. Are you downloading a virtual machine with passages? That’s fully integrated with the browser?

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    • Author comment by lance · September 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Yes, the browser is wrapped in the VM. All a package that makes it transparent to the end user.

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