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Is your browser secure? See if it needs updating

Is your browser secure? See if it needs updating
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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Opera. What do all these things have in common? They're all web browsers, and they all need to be kept up to date to stay safe online.

Each browser has multiple versions out there at any given time. Why? Because when updates are released, some people choose not to install them. This is not a good idea.

Outdated versions of browsers can leave you and your personal information open to hacks. That's because most browser updates contain critical security patches that keep hackers from taking advantage of known vulnerabilities. So it's essential that you always have the most secure and updated version of your browser.

But how do you know which one you use? And how do you know it's up to date? I've got you covered with this cool site.

Just visit the aptly named What Browser Am I Using? site. That's it. You don't have to enter any information, serial numbers or other technical specifications.

As soon as you get to the site, What Browser Am I Using? tells you what browser you're on and if it's the most current version. Plus, there are links to other browsers if you want to give them a try. The site also explains what a browser is and how it functions, if you don't already know.

To check if your browser is up to date, click on the link we've provided below inside the blue box. If you're reading this article using the Komando.com app, you might not see the blue box, in which case click here to see it.

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