Google Chrome is the web browser we recommend you use on all of your devices. We recommend Chrome because:
- It works on Windows, Mac, IOS, Android & Linux (Yes you should load and use Chrome on your MAC, IOS and other devices).
- It is easy to use and compatible with most sites.
- You can use it to sync your settings across your devices.
- Browser extensions add features and options.
- It provides a high level of security and is often updated (automatically).
It is this last feature that may have Chrome showing you a privacy notice when other browsers do not. This is a problem with the site you are visiting, not with your computer. Here is an example:
This notification message is Chrome telling you that there is something wrong with the site you are trying to connect to. This message indicates that the site you are visiting may not be secure and may allow your information to be stolen. If you see this message here is what we recommend.
- Proceed with caution! The site may have been compromised and any information you provide to it may not be secure or could be stolen.
- The site could attempt to add malicious material to your computer or steal other information from your computer.
- Contact the site owner to let them know that Google Chrome thinks their site is not secure.
- Check the box (if presented) to report the details to Google. This will help secure this site in the future and help increase internet security for all Chrome users.
- If you feel the site is still OK, you may continue by clicking the link at the bottom of the page that indicates to proceed (please review point #1 above)
In practical terms, I would consider this message like a Road Closed sign when driving. You need to consider where you are driving, why the road looks closed, if it looks safe to proceed, what are the risks for proceeding and what are the possible costs of passing this caution indicator. Your data security may be at risk. Take the time to consider the situation before blindly proceeding.