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How to use internet safely and wisely in 2018

How to surf safe online on the internet

We surf Internet daily and almost all the day. We share our personal information, data, photos and documents.But, Are you safe? Is your private data safe?

Don’t worry in this article we are going to tell minimum precautionary measures that we will see here in the list in a concise and complete way.

1) Use secure passwords

Most people still underestimate the importance of having a secure password and still make mistake to use simple words, numbers as a password.

On this point, I refer to the guide on 5 Ways To Create Secure And Easy To Remember Password.

For important accounts such as e-mail, Facebook and bank, it is also important to change passwords often, even every 3 or 4 months.

2) Always use two-factor authentication (especially with e-mail)

Two-factor authentication is that security system similar to that of bank accounts where to access an account in addition to the password a code that varies every 30 seconds is required.

This protection must definitely be active for the Email account, which is a bit of a gateway to our online world, from here you can reset the passwords of all the other accounts.

3)Protect with the screen lock for both PC and mobile phone

Today on many smartphones and tablets there is a system of fingerprint recognition to unlock the device, which is a good idea to use.

If not having fingerprint recognition you can instead use an access PIN, which is best to always put, without using recognizable dates and numbers.

For PCs there is login password for the registered user, which is always appropriate to use on your home PC, because the same password can be used to access that computer remotely.

4) Enter password and sensitive data only on sites encrypted with https

HTTPS is the internet protocol used for encrypted connections and now every website that requires authentication must use it.

5) Buy only from reliable sites and pay online only with safe methods

Use secure payment methods on the Internet and check site authority before paying online.

6) Secure your computer

Antivirus is important, but not sufficient for your computer security.Regular scanning is equally important with an antimalware.

7) Secure wifi network

Surfing the internet from a free and open wifi network is equivalent to talking about private events on the stage of a theater full of strangers.Avoid sharing private information or any detail while using public wifi.

8)Send Encrypted text messages

Most online chats, including Whatsapp, encrypt messages end-to-end so that, even those who run the services can not read your messages in clear text.

However, those who want to exchange messages through secret and untraceable chats should use a different app such as Telegram or Signal.

9)Do online search in private mode

We know very well that Google records all the activities we do on the search engine.In some cases, therefore, it would probably be better not to use Google search, It is recommended to use DuckDuckGo.

The DuckDuckGo privacy policy is very simple and in the first line of its page you can read that DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information.

10) Use TOR when you want full privacy

TOR is still an almost perfect anonymity system .TOR browser allows us to hide our IP, routes the connection through encrypted nodes and makes it impossible to locate, intercept and identify the person.

Do not forget that Tor can also be used on Android.

These tips help to make our online lives much safer and much more difficult for any hacker who wants to spy on us.

Ankit Bhardwaj is Founder of 'Teknologya'. He has a very deep interest in learning things related to the digital world and love to sharing his knowledge with others through blogs.

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