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7 SIMPLE TIPS FOR SAFER INTERNET BROWSING

Internet browsing. there are many ways for your computer or personal information to be compromised on the web. Viruses and malware can infect your machine, phishing scams can trick you into providing information to thieves, and “secure” websites can be hacked.

While there’s no 100% guarantee of safe internet use, you can take steps to make your internet use more secure. Here are seven simple tips for safer internet browsing.

1.  Use Antivirus Software

Antivirus software can protect you from online viruses, worms, and other malicious programs that target your computer and other devices. These programs may delete files, steal personal data, hold information stored on your computer ransom, or even use your computer to attack other computers or networks.

Modern antivirus software can help you avoid malicious programs, scan your computer for threats, and avoid insecure websites. Even if you’re cautious online, using antivirus software adds an additional layer of security.

2.  Keep Your Browser Updated

No matter what browser you use to access the internet, keeping it up to date is a good idea. Not only will updating your browser help you use the newest features, but it will also provide you the latest security updates to combat viruses, adware, spyware, and other types of malware. You should periodically check for browser updates to make sure you’re using the latest security features.

3. Use Secure Websites

Modern browsers often use a padlock icon to indicate when websites use SSL / TLS protocol to encrypt communications between your browser and a web server – most modern websites use an SSL certificate to encrypt their traffic, but it’s especially important on sites where sensitive data might be communicated. While using an SSL website isn’t foolproof, you should avoid websites that don’t display the following:

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 4. Use Password Protected Wi-FI Networks

When you connect to an unsecured Wi-Fi network, any information you send is vulnerable to being stolen. You should only connect to secure, password-protected networks that you trust. When in public, it’s generally a better idea to rely on your device’s mobile network.

 5. Be Wary of Links and Attachments

You should always be careful when clicking links and downloading attachments, even when they appear to be from a trustworthy source. Phishing emails and websites may attempt to imitate trustworthy organizations to convince you to download malicious files or provide personal information. Avoid clicking links and downloading attachments when possible.

 6. Use a Password Manager

Using strong, unique passwords for every online account helps keep you safe – if a thief manages to crack one password, they won’t be able to break into your other accounts. Remembering unique passwords for all your accounts can be difficult, if not impossible. Password manager programs take the guesswork out of the process, automatically creating strong passwords for each account and syncing them across your devices. Look for a password manager that encrypts your passwords and protects them behind security features like two-factor authentication.

 7. Use Bookmarks

Thieves may attempt to impersonate legitimate websites you frequently visit with an identical web page meant to capture your information. To avoid impostors, bookmark your favorite websites and navigate directly to them from your bookmark tab.

2 thoughts on “7 SIMPLE TIPS FOR SAFER INTERNET BROWSING”

  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what
    all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

    1. Mark Anderson

      What is your main topics? Have you laid out the blueprint of what you are going going to do?
      I would say, having an idea of the direction you want as in the topic. Then decide what type of blog are you goifn to build? Adsense, informational, product promotional, business promotional, editorial, graphic, and more….really the list can go on.
      So how far have you gotten? Do you have a domain yet?

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