BroadbandNow is a website that helps users find and compare Internet service providers (ISPs) for their local address in the U.S. The site also provides guides for selecting and troubleshooting internet service.
Opera is currently testing its free VPN service in its Opera for Android browser. Free VPN is currently available for the Windows and Mac desktop versions of Opera for extra privacy when browsing the web, and it is especially useful when connected to public Wi-Fi networks.
Microsoft announced that their Edge browser will be changed to become Chromium compatible (and behave more like Google Chrome) in order to standardize web development. The Edge development team has shared more details on the transition to the open source Chromium project at its Developer Blog site and GitHub pages.
Update: Edge browser is now Chromium compatible in 2021.
Most major web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer should already be using TLS 1.2 (Transport Layer Security protocol) if the latest versions are installed.
Windows devices can be updated by selecting Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Internet Options. Under the Advanced tab, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 should be unchecked.
To verify if your browser meets TLS 1.2 security requirements, you can access these links: www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/viewMyClient.html and www.howsmyssl.com
Websites and servers that have not recently been updated may still be running TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1, so web browsers and apps may display error messages or block access to them.
TLS 1.3 is currently the latest version, which was published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in August 2018.
The New York Times has reported on companies that track the way that users interact with websites and apps, including user typing, clicking, and swiping patterns. This stored behavioral biometric data can be used to generate an automated security warning if an application user’s behavioral patterns are different than previously detected.
Some of the companies that provide solutions to track biometric behavioral data include Forter, Biocatch and NuData Security.