How to improve Google Chrome security

Every time we surf the web our security is endangered, here are the best settings to adjust on Google Chrome for our privacy

Every time we surf the Internet our security is at risk. In fact, the network is a constant problem for privacy, for our bank accounts and even for our work information. That's why if we use Google's browser, Chrome, we need to take some precautions.

Google Chorme, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox are all reliable browsers, trying to protect users. But the real difference is the user himself. The more careful we are, the less likely we are to end up in the hands of a cyber criminal. To keep your data safe, all you have to do is change some browser settings. For example, if we use Google Chrome, the first setting to change immediately is the synchronization of passwords and history. In this way it will be more difficult for malicious people to steal our credentials. Here's how to make Google Chrome more secure.

Take off synchronization

The first tip is to avoid synchronization on Google Chrome. Through this feature the Mountain View browser saves all our account information and then finds it again if we change devices. In practice, whether we search online on the computer or on the smartphone we will synchronize the same history, the same passwords and the same cookies.

Surely this feature is convenient and allows us to instantly resume from mobile an operation started on the desktop. But our security suffers. To disable it, just open Chrome, go to the menu (the three vertical dots icon) and then click on the Settings section. Then we look for the advanced sync settings and choose what we want to sync with our devices. If for example we want to remove the synchronization of the history just uncheck.

Advanced Settings

There are then some small tricks that we can activate quickly and that will increase our privacy. First, we open the Chrome menu and go to the Advanced Settings section. In the part dedicated to Cookies we must choose to save local data only until the browser is closed. This means that every time we close Chrome the cache is cleared. And then it is important not to allow any site to run JavaScript. Under Plugins instead we select the option "allow me to choose when to run the plugin content". As for Location, which we find under Privacy and Security, we choose the wording "Do not allow any site to track my physical location".

Privacy section and incognito browsing

Also in the Google menu we tick, in the Privacy section, the items "Protect your device from dangerous sites" and "Send a Do Not Track request with your browsing traffic". For those who want to protect their privacy more there is always incognito browsing. Even with incognito browsing both our connection provider and the sites we visit can still keep track of our passage.