Safe Internet Use

Safe Internet Use

We used to spend a lot of time on the Internet. We use Internet to communicate, shop, find directions, and more. But the internet is a confusing environment, and you might get into trouble if you behave irresponsible and careless.

How to use internet safely?
  • Don’t open any attachment from strangers
  • Avoid suspicious websites, especially those without HTTPS activated
  • Download software only from trusted sources. Make sure to pay careful attention to free apps and programs before installing them
  • Regularly update your current applications, including your operating systems.
  • Make sure that your privacy and security settings are d properly configured in your online accounts (e.g.: email, social media etc.)
  • Avoid clicking on the unknown links in emails and web pages
  • Instead of clicking on links or banners in an email or on the web, simply type the website in the address bar
  • Install an anti-virus solution on your device and keep it up to date
  • Use browser extensions and other security products to block tracking and other malicious scripts from loadin

How to Keep Your Information Private?

1. Manage cookies

Way for websites to retain pieces of information on your browser. Their original purpose was to make browsing easier for users by storing login information. The clearing of cookies that you do not want or need is the best way to keep sites from tracking you once you have navigated to new, unrelated websites.

2. Use two-factor authentication

Two-factor validation is the point at which an assistance requires two measures to confirm the identity of the person. You may require a password and a link sent to your email address, or a code sent you to sign in. Including this second layer of security is a sheltered method to keep the information ensured.

3. Use VPN

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are a method of clouding your internet connection.

It hides your IP address by redirecting the traffic through a specially configured remote server run by your VPN host. In another words, if you surf through a VPN, the VPN server becomes the source of your data and hides the websites you visit or the data you send and receive online from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and other third parties. A VPN works like a filter that turns all your data into “gibberish”. Even if someone gets into your data, it would be useless.