We wrote many articles about anti-virus software on Shoutmeloud. The main reason for making you aware about these anti-virus software was to make your online surfing secure. But just downloading Anti-virus software on your system is not enough, you need to secure your system by other threats which can easily hack your personal details or confidential documents from your system. If you are connected to the internet, there are chances that you might face the hacking problem.
Ways to be safe on the internet: Web safety tips
Avoid using same passwords
Many of us have a habit of choosing same passwords for all our social media, email or bank accounts. The reason for choosing the same password is that it becomes easy to remember for all our important accounts. But this habit can create a big problem for you if any one of the sites is compromised then hackers can easily find the password of another account if they are same. Try to use different passwords or you can do a bit variation in all the passwords which will make you easy to remember.
Download from secure websites
There are hundreds of websites available online which provides you free software but when you choose to download these free software from unreliable websites there are changes that this software may detect all your personal information because they are loaded with spyware. I won’t say that you should never download free software but I would suggest that you must only download after reviews and check the security certificate.
Avoid clicking on unknown links
We all got spam emails or unknown emails which direct us with some internal links to their website. Avoid clicking on these kinds of links which might spread the virus on your computer and might hack all your accounts and passwords. These days shortened URL are used to spread links to websites/blogs but only click on links which you got from reliable resources.
This is most important thing to remember. It is not enough to download good Anti-virus software to your system, more important is to keep it updating and keep in “ON”. Always follows alerts sent by your Anti-virus software companies. Many Anti-viruses has to option to update the new version automatically, you should enable that option to make your system more secure. There are many great Antivirus software’s out there and you can pick from Nod32 or Kaspersky. These two are my favorite.
Online Shopping is very risky when it comes to security. Many online shopping asks to enter your address, account details and other personal details which can be easily hacked by others. Try to do online shopping on reliable websites and never ever give your personal details. Also, while making a transaction make sure the browser is connected with https and not http. Avoid using the Proxy site and Proxy software: We all know that proxy Websites and software like Ultrasurf let us access blocked Website and they are very useful. Though, one of the biggest online mistakes which we make is by using sensitive data over these proxy channels. Using sites like Facebook, Bank details or Emails account where you need to provide your password, you might be keeping yourself in vulnerable positions.
Use proxy sites for accessing blocked sites but don’t use them for logging into any sensitive site. Before your system is hacked or you lose your sensitive data, I would highly recommend you to put the above security measures in effect and keep yourself safe and secure while surfing the internet.
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