TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET

More and more, our lives are spent online. It is very important that we know and understand how to protect our devices and our information that is posted online. When your device is unprotected, it can as simply result to a slow moving and always lagging computer and could get as worse as losing all your money in your bank account and also getting your identity stolen from you.It’s important for internet surfers to know how to surf the current and how to protect themselves.

 

TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET

 

These below are some tips to keep you safe while you surf the internet.

Beware of scams

Learn about all the scams that is going on in the internet by reading blogs and articles. Read and follow the news, and share this to everyone you know so you can  earn about different kinds of scams and what you can do to avoid all of them and also help your friends so they won’t be scammed to.

Think before clicking

Don’t entertain or even view messages from people you don’t know. Some emails have bugs and virus encoded into them that could damage your devices. Also, some lure you into giving your personal information to them. Always be wary with emails from people. If your guts tell you that it’s suspicious, back away and do not entertain them any further.

Shop safely.

Exit sites that don’t have “https” on them or has padlock on it. Protect yourself by using your own WiFi when shopping use a credit card instead of a debit card while shopping online.

Get unique passwords.

Make passwords that could not be easily guessed and hacked like your birthday, pet or mother’s name. Go with uncrackable ones but are very easy to remember. Regularly change your passwords and don’t use the same passwords for everything.

Protect your personal information

Backup every important data on all your devices. Always keep an eye for force entry on accounts. Regularly check your financial statements to keep track of your bank account.

Safe WiFi Connectivity

You can protect your wifi network by changing your router’s setting and making sure you have the wifi connection password-protected. Also, don’t name your connection that can be traceable to you.

Install a firewall

A firewall can be a great line of defense against hacking and virus attacks. Although there are computers that are sold with built-in firewalls, find firewalls that have the services that you are looking for and will be suitable to hoe your compute is going to be used. Some firewalls that are not built in are better in terms of detecting viruses and deleting them.

Keep up to date

Keep your computer up-to-date with some upgrades. The best security software will sometimes update automatically to protect your computer. Make sure that you have turned on your automatic upgrade. Make sure that you have the latest and efficient software set to do regular scans. Beware of some applications that will promise you upgrades when it actually is going to spread virus.

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