Today, Web is everything from relationship to shopping, Banking to Medical and all over just internet and everything is online. We all doing all these things and more on online, the more things we do means, the more our online privacy at risk. But, we can’t go away from internet any more, then better to do is just follow the few steps to go safe online.
All informations we share online including, photos, credit card informations, and any kind of sensitive and/or family details are cause risk. Information we share over the Internet is used by advertisers, surveyors, researchers etc.. Not only them, malicious hackers can piece together your information online to steal your identity or invade your family’s privacy.
All online services are different type of business, they need your details to grow big. But privacy is our concern. If you want to protect your online privacy, you need to take action. Here we can discuss some of the steps that help to protect your online privacy.
- Don’t Over Share: It’s tempting to stay on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook all day to keep in touch with friends, but keep in mind that other people may get their hands on that information. If you do share a lot online, try to limit identifying where you are; that can give away a lot about you and where you live.
- Carefully Use Financial Credentials: Credit card or bank information is very important, so only share it with websites you trust. Look for secure sites that have a little lock symbol or use “https” URLs so you know your information is protected.
- Say “NO” to Unsecured Networks: The free WiFi at the airport or coffee shop is great, but since it’s not password-protected, anyone can use it. That also means someone could be monitoring it and siphoning personal information, like passwords and account numbers, over the open connection. If you’re using the public network, avoid sending private information.
- Cookies: Many websites will put cookies on your site to remember your preferences, which can be helpful. But more cookies mean that more third parties are storing your information, which can put you at risk. Clear your cookies once in a while to get a fresh start.
- No Single Password: Using only one password may make it easy to remember, but it also means that if one account is compromised, all of your accounts are at risk. Use different passwords, and change them every few months — especially for your email and bank accounts. Then if one password gets out, it won’t cause too much damage.
- Sign-Out: It might be convenient to remain logged in to your online accounts, but it’s safer to log out when you’re done. That’s especially true on a shared machine like a work computer or public laptop.
Now follow the above steps and go safe online 🙂