Configuring Iridium Browser with even more privacy than default

Iridium is a privacy-oriented browser based on Chromium, so it has all the advantages of Chrome without flooding Google with a continual stream of telemetry as you surf the web. From looking at it and playing with it recently, I find it to be pretty much what it advertises, and am happy using it to browse while leaving a smaller footprint in the online world than, say, the default settings for Firefox, which have grown increasingly non-private for years. However, as I went through configuration, I found that there are a few configs which could be made more secure. So I took screenshots as I made the changes. Here are settings I configured within Iridium after getting it installed, to tighten up the security more than it has out of the box. Without going to go into much detail, just throwing a few screenshots together for you to take as suggestions. They should be self explanatory for the most part. Have fun,




Protected Content below is under Advanced, Privacy and Security, Content Settings:




[edit] Here's a related howtogeek link with similar information, for Chrome in general, not Iridium which already has some of these things disabled. [edit] And, I finally followed the link to centbrowser mentioned in the screenshot above, it looks impressive for the range of configurability, well beyond what is available in Iridium. I like the ability to turn off things like WebSockets or canvas size, etc. Sometime when I have an afternoon on my hands, I'll explore it in detail, but for now a link will do.

Posted in Developing Software, Everything on Apr 18, 2018