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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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Solutions: Web Surfing, Personal Information, Web Bugs, and More

This section discusses several programs you can use to control your Web surfing experience. You can control many things in addition to what we have addressed in this chapter, including pop-up widows, banner advertisements, and active content such as Java and ActiveX. First we cover Web browser settings because your Web browser is the most important piece of software you use, and it is important to understand its configuration options.

Web Browsers

The following sections discuss some of our recommended settings for both Netscape Navigator 6.1 and Internet Explorer 6.0. Although the best settings for you really depend on your needs and habits, this is a good reference point. We recommend ...

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