In this age and time, the internet has become very useful and a day cannot pass without one finding him or herself visiting the internet. Be it for news, research purposes, entertainment or even keeping in touch with family and friends. The Internet has been the go-to ‘guy’.
On the downside though is that despite all the great stuff the internet offers it still harbors a plethora of dangers. Malicious computer software and spyware created by cybercriminals are in plenty on the internet and without knowing one can find himself or herself a victim. Other than that, cyberbullies roam within the alleys of social media ready to pounce and attack people without considering anything.
These menaces should of course not deter you from accessing the online realm because of fear. Keeping in mind the tips that will be discussed below you can be pretty sure that you will be safe at all times when surfing the internet.
Set Strong Passwords
Many a times when signing up on social media sites, your school’s portal, etc., you are prompted to set a password of your choice. On some websites, guidelines can be provided with tools to help test your password’s strength. Ensure that you come up with a very strong and unique password to that cannot be guessed easily. Another pro tip is that you should always avoid using one password for different accounts.
Avoid Installing Doubtful Programs or Plugins.
You may have come across notifications popping up on your desktop or browser window asking to scan your laptop for free. Well, these are malicious programs trying to get access to your PC and cause havoc.
Always avoid clicking on those links, should you need to install a plugin its best to carefully examine it first.
Be Careful with whom You Share Your Information
Cybercriminals always take advantage of unsuspecting online users, they could send fake emails pretending to be your bank’s customer care requesting your accounts information once they have it they can easily still from you.
To curb this be very cautious when you come across suspicious emails or messages in your social media accounts.
Always Logout from your Personal Accounts
Should you use a public or shared computer do not save your passwords in the browser. Others coming after you have left can easily access your accounts and use them for malicious purposes. Ensure that you completely log out from your accounts once you are done using the computer.