Tips for Protecting your Internet Privacy

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    With the development of technology, the internet has made the world to be a global village. We can now shop, learn, and communicate easily with other people over the internet at any time. Unfortunately, some of us are losing personal information there. Hackers are always determined to break through your computer and steal valuable information like credit card information. If you have been a victim of this, we believe the following tips will help you protect your personal information while using the internet.
    Use Antivirus Software
    Antivirus software is critical whether the computer is connected to the internet or not. It is the best method to stop damage to your device and online fraud. It helps to prevent any intrusion to the computer by an unauthorized person by identifying weak spots on your computer and adding power to those access points. It helps keep your data safe from any harmful attack.
    Optimize your Password
    It is good to optimize your password to enable you to remember. Also, use different passwords on various accounts, this help to secure your accounts since it will be a difficult task for fraudsters to guess your password.
    Update your Cookies
    Cookies are used to track your browsing history from different websites and store the information. This is dangerous since the cookies can sell the information to a third party who may attack you online by using the information. However, installing cookies on your computer will provide you with details of the person following you or trying to access your accounts online.
    Putting of GPS
    The best way to stop geotagging and any danger of revealing your location is by switching off your GPS. By doing this, hackers will not be able to access your online information especially when they are on social media app.
    Deactivate the Auto Fill Option
    Turning off the auto-fill option is the best way to begin protecting yourself online. When you don’t deactivate the auto-fill option, it is easy for the criminal and hackers to obtain your data since the data is stored automatically online. They can access the information and hack your accounts.
    Use Private Browsing Modes
    Browsers that contain a private browsing feature protect users from online criminal activities. A good example is a Google chromes incognito function which has appealing characteristics such as an icon that looks like glasses and hat.
    Use HTTPS Links
    HTTPS is a form of tech jargon that few individuals are familiar with the true meaning behind. It helps users by preventing intruders tampering between a website and its users. On the other side, a site that doesn’t have HTTPS might have malware installed. These will make it easy for hackers to access your information on the website that you are holding and interfere with the information.
    Always Log Out from your Account
    It’s good to remember to log out after signing in any online account. If you don’t log out, it means your account is open and running in the background, and this is dangerous since it is easy for hackers to obtain your information and also opens up to a security breach. So it’s good to protect your online account, remember to log out after using, it will help your account to be secured.
    Differentiate the Spam Emails
    Spam emails are the most method of being hacked online. You can avoid these by deleting them immediately they arrive into the inbox of your email. Online users who open suspicious emails are ones that are prone to online fraud.
    Use VPN
    It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself online.it protects the users to the internet via another server. The good thing about VPN is that the provider hides the user’s IP address and gives them another one once they are connected to the server. The VPN will prevent sites from following your actual IP address.

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    The main privacy concern for many people is found in the data that is collected about them while they browse the web. That information creates a profile of a person’s interests, which is used by a variety of companies to guide the ads. Because of the aforementioned, when thinking about privacy, the first option is usually to use the incognito mode that most browsers bring, since the same browser informs that it will not save some personal information or navigation. However, this information may be visible or registered by the company or the place from which you are browsing, be it a home network or corporate network, given that the information can be monitored and registered by any system administrator, proxy server or parental control tools in a network.

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