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# Privacy and Security Focused Browser


SecBrowser is a security focused browser that provides protection from active web content, [online tracking](https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Data_Collection_Techniques) and reduces users linkability across websites. Enhanced usability is achieved with a built-in security slider that can be used to easily disable dangerous web site features such as JavaScript. Since many of the features that are commonly exploited in browsers are disabled by default, SecBrowser's attack surface is greatly reduced. In the default configuration, SecBrowser offers better protection from online tracking than Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, especially against [fingerprinting](http://www.whonix.org/wiki/Data_Collection_Techniques#Fingerprinting_of_Browser_.28HTTP.29_Header), without any customizations necessary.<sup>[[3]](https://2019.www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/)</sup>
SecBrowser is a security focused browser that provides better protection from exploits, thereby reducing the risk of a virus infection. Enhanced usability is achieved with a built-in security slider that can be used to easily disable attack surface increasing web site features such as JavaScript. Since many of the features that are commonly exploited in browsers are disabled by default, SecBrowser's attack surface is greatly reduced. In the default configuration, SecBrowser offers better security than Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge without any customizations necessary.<sup>[[3]](https://2019.www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/)</sup> It also has better protections from [online tracking](https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Data_Collection_Techniques), [fingerprinting](http://www.whonix.org/wiki/Data_Collection_Techniques#Fingerprinting_of_Browser_.28HTTP.29_Header) and reduces users linkability across websites.

SecBrowser is based on Tor Browser without [Tor](https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor). This means unlike Tor Browser, SecBrowser does _not_ route traffic over the Tor network, which in common parlance is referred to as "clearnet" traffic. Even without the aid of the Tor network, SecBrowser still benefits from the numerous [patches](https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-browser.git) that Tor developers merged into the code base. Even with developer skills, these enhancements would be arduous and time consuming to duplicate in other browsers, with the outcome unlikely to match SecBrowser's many security benefits. While users can install browser extensions to mitigate specific attack vectors. Its unlikely to compare to SecBrowser which leverages the experience and know how of the Tor Project devs and the battle tested Tor Browser.

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