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The free extensions for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer thwart trackers, block ads (in Firefox and Chrome), and rate the safety of links before you click them: Ghostery, Adblock Plus, and Web of Trust, respectively.
IE remains the most widely used browser, and version 8 is much safer than its predecessors; these six free add-ons help IE 8 users avoid malware and other Web dangers.
No browser is unbreachable, but the security add-ons available for Mozilla's Firefox browser certainly put the odds in your favor.
When it comes to a full Internet security suite for OS X, one of the more-robust options out there is Intego's Internet Security Barrier X6.
Mozilla considers disabling Java in Firefox as a solution to a weakness with the Transport Layer Security protocol used for accessing sensitive Web sites.
With Apple's latest update, it appears the company has stopped issuing security updates for OS X 10.5, which means that PowerPC-based Macs will be left more vulnerable.
Launching its new Anti-Exploit software, Malwarebytes sets out to seal up the most-feared security gaps in browsers, PDF readers, Java, and Microsoft Office.
In lieu of a fix, Microsoft offers workarounds to combat the bug that has left browser users open to attacks.
The free Nomorobo service and AT&T's Privacy Manager help reduce the number of nuisance calls that aren't blocked by the Do Not Call registry.
Password manager LastPass adds a Heartbleed bug vulnerability scan to its site security check.