When browsing and surfing, users can be tracked through IP addresses, a unique ID by which each device is connected to the World Wide Web. In order to hide an IP address and prevent the device from being tracked or hacked, there are two easily accessible ways. The first is using a Virtual Private Network or VPN, which encrypts data and changed the IP address of the device. VPNs are not only used for remaining anonymous; VPNs are also used to watch a show or access a website that is inaccessible in a particular country.
The other way is to use a TOR browser. TOR or The Onion Router has a network which provides multiple layers of encryption to the user, in order to protect their online privacy. This network, accessible through a TOR browser, makes the user anonymous in the World Wide Web. Both solutions can be used simultaneously as well, in order to have multiple protection from getting tracked.
If someone is not comfortable using TOR, it is advisable to use Firefox, rather than Google Chrome. This is because the default configuration can be tweaked here, and once some privacy add-ons are installed, the user cannot be tracked.