Dec 14

Say No to Data Leakage from Internet Explorer

According to a survey recently conducted by a data collection company we find that among the major explorers Internet Explorer got a basically satisfied evaluation results. With the rising of some other explorers with good functionality and excellent user experience Internet Explorer seems be not competitive as they used to be. While it has been used for so many years and accumulate a large amount of users, so we still hope to hear some good news from it.

If you are still using Internet Explorer, hopefully you’ve already applied the updates from Patch Tuesday earlier this week. But, even if you did it seems your browser might still be vulnerable to a potentially serious issue which means you are still facing the threat of losing private information when you browse the Internet, and you need to prevent data leakage caused by this reason which is quite different from folder encryption and USB security issues.

Some data security companies that is specialized in helping users tell actual Internet user from automatic bot activity, announced that they’ve discovered a flaw that influence Internet Explorer the recent good browser from Microsoft, from 6 to 10. The flaw is that the mouse pointer can track everything on the screen, even on the condition that the window in minimized to the tray.

This definitely will cause data leakage when people are using the IE to explorer the Internet, so that you need to be carefully when you are using IE. There is no effective measure to solve this problem yet. And what you can do is to do something from your own side. Do not leave your personal information on the net that may be easily reached by the cyber criminals. What’s more, your online shopping records and bank account details admissible also be protected from the illegal use.

There is no complete ways to ensure a 100% data security when you are using the Internet, what you can do is be cautious as much as you can and pay attention your data security from time to time.

On the other hand, of you are a person who has the need to transfer data through USB devices or storing sensitive data on your computer you have to be careful and guard data security of them. To ensure USB files security you can use USB locker software to protect data and statistics in USB devices, therefore, when using a USB drive to transfer data on Internet you can feel at ease.

When it comes to protecting files and folders on the computer, you can refer to folder lock applications which using password to lock files and folders and prevent any data leakage from your computer.