How to secure Safari, protecting your kids online
In this age, where Internet has become the heart-line of communication, a lot of unforeseen threats have also come up. So it is important to make sure that the web browser you use provided you a safe and secure environment. Whether it is protecting your children from online predators or just protecting your computer from unwanted viruses, security features can help make the online experience safer and more enjoyable for all of the members of your family. Apple’s latest Web browser, offers some of the most advanced security features available and allows you to customize them in order to fit your specific needs.
About Apple Safari
Apple’s Safari is a well-featured browser for the Mac operating system that enhances your browsing experience, with its secure, reliable and efficient features. This browser uses 128-bit encryption when accessing secure sites (such as online shopping websites or online banking), and allows safe submission of personal information such as account numbers, credit card information, etc.
The browser also offers security settings and features which you can configure to protect your child from inappropriate content. Here are some ways you can configure Apple’s Safari to help protect your children’s privacy and safety, and some tips to help you set wise guidelines for your child’s computer use.
How to configure the Security settings in Apple’s Safari
This section will guide you through a step by step process to configure your settings in Apple’s Safari.
1: Go to the Safari menu and choose ‘Preferences’ from the pull down menu.
2: Click on the ‘Security’ icon from the list of options. This will take you to the main Security Preferences page.
3: Put a check mark in the first box if you would like Safari to enable plug-ins.
5: Put a check mark in the fourth box if you want Safari to automatically block pop-up windows.
How to use the Private Browsing Function
1: Go to the Safari menu and click on ‘Private Browsing’. This will tell Safari not to save any information (such as cookies, passwords, and browsing history or account information) onto your computer during that session.
2: Click on ‘Private Browsing’ again if you want to disable this security feature.