8 Apps and Tricks for a Safer Browsing Experience on Android

MakeUseOf | 2/6/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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Staying safe online is vital, whatever device you’re using. While you might be aware of some bad apps on Android, overall it is safe to use. But it’s important to take extra precautions, whatever operating system you use.

To get you started, here are eight tips and apps to give you a safer browsing experience on Android.

Ways - Privacy - Online - Websites - Browsers

One of the critical ways your privacy is compromised online is when websites or even some browsers begin creating your digital profile. That allows advertisers to track you and show content based on your past activities. The most straightforward and proven solution for this is by employing a Virtual Private Network (VPN), such as ExpressVPN.

VPNs let you browse the internet seemingly anonymously, hiding your location and IP address and letting you conceal your true identity. In addition, VPNs have a bunch of other benefits. For instance, by switching to a different location, you can access geo-blocked content on platforms such as Netflix or YouTube.

Reasons - VPN

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VPN - Options - Android

You’ll find many free and paid VPN options available for Android.

The internet has multiple layers where your privacy can be compromised and one of the more weaker links in that chain is something called the DNS Resolver.

DNS - Resolver - Phone - Book - Domain

You can think of the DNS Resolver as a phone book. It contains all the domain names (names) and their corresponding IP addresses (numbers). Whenever you input a URL (e.g. “www.makeuseof.com”) the resolver is summoned to fetch the IP address of the website you have requested. Once it delivers, the computer connects the browser to it, and you’re good to go.

Since the DNS Resolver plays such a critical role in enabling the internet, one...
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