Browsers to improve your privacy

November 27, 2022

Surely you surf the Internet a lot, and it is obvious that to do so you must use a browser, since this is a software that will interpret the hypertext and will make you have a good experience when consuming Internet resources, but have you ever thought if the browser you use provides you with privacy and security? This is why we are going to see which browsers you can use to protect your information a little more.


The first option is very obvious for many, Brave, part of Chromium like Google Chrome, but this is the browser that created the creator of the JavaScript programming language, this browser throughout its short existence (because it just started as such a few years ago) has been made with millions of users using it per month, since it natively incorporates features such as ad blocking, tracker blocking, HTTPS connection forcing (HTTPS Only mode that most browsers today have, it should be noted) and other features that make when you install it and start using it, and greatly improve your level of privacy and security without the need for you as a user to configure something.

But something happens with the good Brave, it seems to us a very good browser, but is it really 100% safe? you see, here there is an important detail to highlight, this browser has an integration with the Tor network (which is not the same as the Tor browser, we will investigate this later dude), this integration is still very incomplete and may not give you the best results, so Brave to use it as such the browser yes, to use it as a bridge to browse Tor network resources, no.


This browser is Firefox on steroids, this because it is based on Firefox only that, it comes with similar configurations to Brave but a little more aggressive if we can say about it, because, in our opinion, in certain occasions this browser can be more secure than Brave, as I said, both have similar features, but LibreWolf incorporates additional ones, to highlight that the browser so to speak, by default has “amnesia”, which means that everything you do in the browser, once you close it, will disappear, so it can not be used as a browser for everyday use because nothing is saved (unless you remove this feature).


The Tor browser, well, before commenting something about it, we must understand that it is in a different paradigm to Brave and LibreWolf, since the latter two are oriented to home users while Tor, is originally made to access the Tor network, let’s understand the Tor network as a set of nodes and, that to access the resources hosted on these nodes, you have to do it through the Tor browser because, this part of Firefox like LibreWolf but has its own features to configure access to the Tor network, plus many of the security and privacy features discussed above, and even many more and more powerful.

However, you must understand that this browser is only used to access the Tor network, not to be a “free VPN” because the Tor browser is not a VPN, in fact the architecture of the Tor network is not that of a VPN and it is true that although many layers of encryption are applied to the information that is transmitted on the Tor network, even with that, there is still risk associated with the last Tor node, since it can see the information sent if there is no additional layer of encryption to that of the Tor network.

Therefore, the Tor browser can provide functionalities that Brave and LibreWolf do not have but it is not at all a browser that someone should use every day, for this case we would recommend Brave, although it is also important not to use the integration of Tor in Brave, as we said before, if you want to use Tor, use Tor and if you want to use Brave, use Brave, in our opinion, it is not very good to use third-party software integrations in a main software and less if they are not completely well done.

Finally, if you want to see a comparison between these browsers and others on the market, you can do so by accessing PrivacyTest where several browsers are compared based on their security features, you will see that LibreWolf and Brave are the ones that come out best.


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