Top 10 tips to make yourself secure on Internet

  • The 21st century is the age of technology and internet. Now we cannot even imagine life without our computers, laptops, cell phones and internet. In this era of internet and information technology, there are some evils things going on like hacking, data stealing, Computer and mobile viruses are designed for the purpose of data stealing and spying. Evil people are making the internet a dangerous place where a person is exposed to the world since it is an interconnected network. In this age, the person feels insecure on the internet. Don’t worry at all, no matter how many threats are there. There are few things you need to take care of and you’ll be secure on the internet and can use it without worrying again. Here are Top 10 tips you need to follow to keep yourself safe from a number of hackers and viruses.

    1. Set Strong Passwords:

    Majority of people use generic password and they think that they are now safe on internet. It is not the case, usually people set passwords like “12345” “Abcdef” these are most common passwords of 2018. Don’t choose your name, date of birth or anything like this as your password. Always use strong 8 digit plus passwords that should include alphanumeric letters, not just alphabets or not just numerals. These are easy to crack. Also, you can increase security by using one-time passwords. Also avoid using same password for all of your sites.

    1. Keep windows or mac update:

    Second most important thing is to make sure that the operating system you are using should be updated like windows max or Ubuntu. Please keep in mind that operating systems always have loopholes that company fixes from time to time and if you don’t update then you are more vulnerable to viruses and malicious software. Also, don’t use pirated operating system. Windows is most widely used pirated operating system in the world. Pirated windows not only compromise the security of the system, it also affects the hardware damage to the laptop or computer.

    1. Use Good Anti-Virus:

    Anti-Virus is front line defence of any laptop or computer. Most people don’t use anti-virus at all as they think it’s not important at all. You should always use good anti-virus with maximum protection. Also, keeping anti-virus updates is imperative. You should also scan computer occasionally as it will remove any potential virus from your laptop or computer. It is a misconception that Android mobiles don’t get viruses but it is wrong. You should also use mobile antivirus of good repute.

    1. Two Factor Authentication:

    Two-Factor Authentication is one of the best security software to keep your online assets secure. Two- Factor authentication secures your credit/ debit cards and other online assets like Gmail, PayPal and your online shopping details. It must be used otherwise you may have to bear a financial loss.

    1. Don’t sign in on Public Wi-Fi:

    Public or open Wi-Fi is most vulnerable amongst all internet. Though it feels good to use free internet but it also comes with a cost. Yes! Cost of your privacy. Open Wi-fi network can be hacked very easily. So please avoid entering your passwords if you are using free Wi-Fi. Hackers target free Wi-Fi most.

    1. AdBlock usage:

    Ads are also malicious as they install some malware on your laptop and mobile. To avoid ad pop-ups, using ad block is helpful. It decreases the chances of clicking malicious ad. If you don’t want to use ad block, then you can use google chrome. Google Chrome now supports built-in ad block that blocks bad ads.

    1. Online shopping:

    Online shopping is one of the most used service these days, it lets you purchase things from the comfort of your home but it is also not so secure. You must be vigilant. Always use reputed online shopping sites such as Amazon, Alibaba, Aliexpress, Flipkart etc. Never use small site or that you’ve never heard of. These sites steal your credit card information.

    1. Keep an eye on Emails:

    Scam emails are very common these days. Scams says that a person has won a lottery and to claim it, some details are asked. Never reply to this kind of emails. These may take information about your bank accounts or personal information that can be used for evil purposes.

    1. Mobile applications:

    Mobile applications can also be ransomware or malware. Mobile applications can also steal your data. Always install application form Google play store or iTunes. Never install applications from third party sites as they may contain viruses.

    1. Data Backup:

    Your data can be compromised any time so make sure to create a backup of your important data. Ransomware target and ask for money to unlock data. To avoid it, always backup your important data.

    All these tips are more than enough to tighten your security on the internet. If you follow these tips then you can use the internet without worrying about viruses, hackers and any kind of evil practice that has been carried out on the internet. We hope you will like and try to follow these tips. Please keep visiting for more posts related to technology, Gaming and Entertainment.