How to protect yourself online
With increase in technology advancements, Internet is no longer a safer place for users if no proper precautions and care is taken while surfing the Internet. The threat looms much on children below 12 years of age specially who already start using smartphones and Internet at tender young age.
At any given time, whenever you are connected to the Internet, you are vulnerable to malware attacks and keylogging. Hackers and Phishers can steal your credit card details, passwords and much more.
In order to stay away from these vulnerabilities and keep hackers at bay, it is necessary to take a few precautions which are listed below:
- HTTPS in URL bar
If you happen to visit to a website that needs your login details or credit card details, like https://www.groupon.com/for example, it is very, very important to check that the URL has HTTPS in it, which stands for HTTP Secure. It shows the HTTPS in Green color which helps in determining how safe the web page is.
- Norton Security
Sites like http://www.mansioncasino.com/au/ use Norton Security on their website. It helps in securing the website and also, if you find this logo on a website, you can be assured of its safety.
- Strong Passwords
Of course, a strong password with at least 10 characters including symbols, numeric and alphabets would make it tough to guess it.
Cookies are nothing but a file that is stored on your computer with all your information, that the websites use to evaluate your online activity in order to show you ads or various other relevant things. Delete cookies whenever possible through browser.
- Privacy Policies
Never forget to check for privacy policies of the website you are visiting. You should know what user information the website is taking from you and what it will do with it. If they use it for selling your personal data, refrain from doing any business with them.
Do not enter your any personal details if you are not sure of the trustworthiness of the website or if it is fairly new in the market.
If these 5 points are strictly followed, you can protect yourself online without much hassle and take advantage of this huge knowledge and convenience resource called Internet.
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