Here are 5 tools for surfing safely

Optimizing data security can be tiring: here we look at 5 different tools to provide an optimal level of security during web sessions.

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The best way to benefit from maximum security when surfing the web is to increase the number of solutions to potential vulnerabilities. So, here we are going to look at a web browser that is very focused on data security, a high-quality VPN, a discreet search engine, a very popular password manager and software that allows you to block many cookies.



Brave is one of the best web browsers based on Chromium which focuses on data confidentiality, but also on native ad blocking (without having to go through an adblocker). Brave automatically activates the HTTPS Everywhere option which allows the connection to be encrypted, even on sites that are apparently not secure. The software also offers access to various security options, such as Shields, a protection system to block both advertising trackers, scripts, cross-site cookies and any type of element whose purpose is to collect digital footprint.


Cyberghost VPN is one of the most popular VPNs on the market, especially for all its features related to online data security. The service allows access to numerous locations and virtual IPs (more than 8,000 servers in 91 different countries), but also to adjust specific behaviors (immediate connection when the computer starts, choice of specific actions if a new Wi-Fi network is detected, etc. In addition, Cyberghost VPN offers access to various VPN protocols, including IKEv2, OpenVPN or WireGuard. It is a perfect complement to a secure web browser to benefit from total anonymity on the web. To get a better idea of ​​the offer, we invite you to take a look at our opinion on Cyberghost VPN.


A search engine that was created in 2008, the particularity of DuckDuckGo lies in its search experience free of advertising and cookies intended for advertising targeting. Although it is an engine that is rarely used by the general public at present, it nonetheless remains particularly competitive among users who place particular importance on data security. It is important to mention that unlike Bing, Google or other search engines, DuckDuckGo does not have its own indexing servers: the service instead extracts the information searched by the Internet user from other engines.


Dashlane is easily considered the most comprehensive solution on the market when it comes to password managers. Franco-American, this service offers the possibility of generating passwords and then reusing them automatically, provided you remember the master password which allows you to manage all the others. So far, this publisher has never experienced a breach of user data, which also makes it one of the most reliable on the market. This also explains its enormous popularity, in addition to its easy-to-use interface, its comprehensive offering and the possibility of synchronizing the service on all devices accessible by the user.


Disconnect is a blocker of cookies and widgets that can be activated when browsing the web. Its purpose is to isolate cookies activated by various social networks like Facebook or Twitter (but also various search engines like Google). The idea is mainly to preserve privacy, in addition to optimizing the performance of a computer or mobile (web pages instantly become faster to load). It should nevertheless be noted that Disconnect offers the possibility of deactivating filtering for certain services that you nevertheless wish to use. This is a browser extension that requires no configuration, making it particularly easy to access.

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