The web browser is quickly increasing as an attack vector for the bad guys. Keeping our browsers secure is more important now than it's ever been, so here are a few pointers:
1. If you use Internet Explorer, the only acceptable version to run is 10 (until 11 comes out). If you are running Windows XP, the latest version available is 8 - so in this case, use Firefox or Chrome instead.
3. Make sure the browser itself is the latest version and that all browser plug-ins and add-ons are updated and current.
4. If you don't need the Java browser plug-in, disable it.