In this article you will learn:

1.  Security and browser standards
2. How to see which browser version you are using
3. How to update your browser


1. Security and Browser Standards

Several security flaws are eliminated every time the browser is updated. In general, these vulnerabilities are not classified as critical, but the upgrade is still recommended by the software publisher. Modern browsers let you take advantage of new security features such as anti-phishing alerts if you visit a fraudulent site.


Meeting the standard

In theory, a web page should display exactly the same way, regardless of the browser used to view it. The W3C (Web Consortium) the body that governs the rules for the Web has enacted standards governing the display, but not all publishers respect them.



2. How do I know what version my browser is using?

Here are some tips to find out which browser version you are using and whether it needs to be updated. 

Internet Explorer / Edge: After starting your browser, click on the '?' in the menu bar, and select 'About Internet Explorer'. A window appears, indicating the version you are using.

Firefox : After starting Firefox, click the '?' symbol in the menu bar, then click 'About Firefox'. A window appears, indicating the version you are using.

Safari : After starting Safari, click on 'Safari' in the menu bar, then select 'About Safari'. A window appears indicating the version you are using.

Chrome : After starting Chrome, click on the key or square icon (3 horizontal lines) in the menu bar, and then select 'About Google Chrome'. A window appears indicating the version you are using.



3. How do I update my browser?

Internet Explorer/Edge: You must use the Windows Update service to update the browser. This is usually accessible from the Windows Control Panel.

Firefox: Launch Firefox, click on the "?" in the menu bar, and then select 'About Mozilla Firefox'. An information window appears, indicating the version you are using. The update check is performed automatically. If a new version is available, click the 'Apply Update' button.

Safari: Open the Apple Menu then click 'Software Update'. If a new version is available, you will be prompted to download it.

Chrome: Launch Chrome, click the key or square icon (3 horizontal lines) in the menu bar, and then select 'About Google Chrome'. The update check is performed automatically. If a new version is available, click the 'Restart' button to complete the update.


Download a different browser

You can use multiple browsers on your computer. This allows you to test the difference between them when using features, the speed of loading pages, ergonomics, etc.  

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