With more people staying at home and working remotely to avoid the COVID-19 outbreak, online security has become an even higher priority. Using a web browser that respects user privacy and keeps your data safe is a telecommuting necessity, but you should probably avoid using the Tor web browser for now, even though it’s one of the best ways to anonymize your web activity.
- Open Tor, then type
about:configinto the URL bar and press Enter.
- Press CTRL+F and search for
Tor users should also consider using an alternate browser while waiting for the patch.
Few can match Tor’s level of anonymity, but Brave is an excellent choice for privacy, and Firefox is a close second (both Tor and Brave are built on Firefox). Even Vivaldi, Edge, and Opera have their benefits—just avoid Chrome if you’re trying to block ads, data trackers, and keep your identity obfuscated.
We also have guides for finding a VPN, password manager, and anti-malware software, all of which can help keep your devices and data safe while waiting out the coronavirus. Speaking of which, don’t download COVID-19 tracker apps and be mindful of the numerous online scams taking advantage of the current global situation.