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It is important to stay safe and secure while using the Internet, especially it offers a lot of opportunities. There are a lot of ways to gain access to your personal information while on the Internet such as email password, banking details, or social security pin. Below are several ways that can keep you safe from various kinds of cybercriminals and navigate the web securely.
Make sure that you create a strong password combination. Don’t use weak and simple passwords that can be searched on the dictionary. You may consider using special dates, along with special characters, since it is harder to decrypt. Change your password regularly and don’t give it to anyone. Also, never use the same password for all your personal and/or banking accounts as added security measure.
It is designed to protect you and your computer from viruses. Keep your anti-virus software updated regularly, especially now that new viruses are developed almost every day. Anti-virus software also scans incoming emails and attachments to make sure they are free from potential worms and viruses.
Install firewall in your computer to prevent hackers and thieves from stealing and using your personal information such as phone numbers or credit card information. Don’t use two firewalls at the same time as they can interfere with one another. Firewall is like a guard watching every activity that tries to enter and access your system; blocking connections from sources that look suspicious.
Be vigilant when downloading files or software from various sites. Only visit sites that have been rated or verified by trusted sources. Never open email attachments from strangers unless you fully know and trust them. Some junk emails may contain viruses that can harm your computer. Watch out for files attached, particularly executable files (.exe), even if it came from people you know. Do not forward emails if you are not sure that the attached files are safe. Because some files transport and distribute viruses and other programs, which can permanently destroy files, damage computer hardware, and collect sensitive information.
Your computer’s operating system allows other computers on a network to access the hard drive of your computer in order to share files, including the Internet. This ability can be used to infect your computer with a virus or access the files on your computer, without your knowledge. Do not share access to your computer with strangers!
The internet is a useful and powerful tool, but we shouldn’t venture online without taking some basic precautions. Let’s be a responsible Internet user. To protect you and your family’s identity and finances, you need to have the right tools in place before using the Internet. Lastly, protect yourself against data loss by backing up all your files on a regular basis.
By: Sheila Adaya - Tech support engineer at Supportrix