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5 ways to make your browser hacker-proof

5 ways to make your browser hacker-proof
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If you're a regular reader, you know Komando.com keeps you up to date with security alerts and fixes. If hackers are attacking your gadget or its operating system, we'll tell you about it in our Happening Now news articles.

This is really important because hackers are highly sophisticated, breaking into dozens of major companies and government agencies this year alone. In fact, hackers have hacked President Obama's personal email and they have stolen information from thousands of Obama Administration staffers. How can you possibly hope to keep them out?

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One of the most critical points of entry to your computer or gadgets is your Web browser. Unfortunately, your Web browser can have hundreds of security holes that hackers can, and do, exploit.

Fortunately, most Web browsers do a good job of patching security holes, often with automatic updates, but you can't rely on that. Maybe your browser isn't updating, or perhaps you have add-ons or plug-ins installed that have their own security holes.

To make sure you stay safe, we've rounded up five security tips that will help keep hackers out of your browser, and out of your life.

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