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  • Tasks for the weekend – how is your ChromeBook?

    Posted on October 30th, 2021 at 23:15 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    While Chromebooks don’t suffer from the same aches and pains that Windows machines have, they aren’t 100% secure either. Any computer can be made better.

    Youtube video here demonstrating the settings

    Here are come recommendations for ChromeBooks.

    1. Click the Three Dots at the top right of your screen, choose Settings, and then head to Privacy and Security followed by Security. There will be a section for Safe Browsing.  Choose the Enhanced Protection option. This provides more scanning of web sites for malicious content.
    2. Reboot often – it ensures your system is up to date.
    3. Ensure your passwords are encrypted: In Chrome’s Settings menu, click the You and Google option at the top of the screen. You’ll need to be logged into a Google Account for this.  Under Sync, choose Encryption Options. Look for the option that says Encrypt Synced Passwords With Your Google Account.
    4. Opt out of Chrome’s new cookie platform: Visit Chrome’s Settings, go to Privacy and Security, and click the link to Privacy Sandbox. From there, you can flip a switch to disable Sandbox trials, as well as FLoC.  What’s FLoC you ask? It’s an alternative to cookies.
    5. Make sure you are using Secure DNS: Click the Privacy and Security section in Settings, and look for the Use Secure DNS option.
    6. Last and true for ANY browser: Always routinely review extensions.