5 Ways To Stay Safe on The Internet (It’s not what you think)

Ways to Stay Safe Online

We wrote many articles about anti-virus softwares on Shoutmeloud. The main reason for making you aware about these anti-virus softwares 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 internet, there are chances that you might face hacking problem.

Ways to be safe on the internet: Web safety tips

Avoid using same passwords

Many of us have habit to choose same passwords for all our social media, email or bank accounts. The reason for choosing 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 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 softwares but when you choose to download these free softwares from unreliable websites there are changes that these software may detect all your personal information because they are loaded with spywares. I won’t say that you should never download free software but I would suggest that you must only download after reviews and checking the security certificate.

Avoid clicking on unknown links

We all got spam emails or unknown emails which directs us with some internal links to their website. Avoid clicking on these kinds of links which might spread virus on your computer and might hack all your accounts and passwords. These days shortened URL are used to spread links for websites/blogs but only click on links which you got from reliable resources.

Anti-virus Software

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 option to update the new version automatically, you should enable that option to make your system more secure. There are many great Anti virus software’s out there and you can pick from Nod32 or Kaspersky. These two are my favourite.

Online Shopping

Online Shopping is very risky when it comes to security. Many online shopping ask 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 Proxy site and Proxy softwares: We all know that proxy Websites and softwares like Ultrasurf  let us access blocked Website and they are very useful. Though, one of the biggest online mistake 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 your self 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 internet. Security is always important for our blogs. How you secure your system from hackers? Do share with us.

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COMMENTs ( 29 )

  1. Gulshan Kumar says

    Now a day most of short url service are mostly used by spammer. We should always think twice about authenticity of content before clicking on. I highly recommend to check every suspected link through a site which is longurl.org

  2. lopinti rajkiranreddy says

    i have recently used kaspersky antivirus software. mostly this software removing 70- 90% of main c++ runtime library files and the main system .dll files unwantedly. and the system gonna more vulnerable. and the system seems to be very slow. why i dont know?
    please tell me guys……

  3. lopinti rajkiranreddy says

    my twitter account also hacked by someone i don’t know why hackers are stealing my passwords? how to protect my Facebook and twitter accounts by which safety measures.?
    please tell me some useful tips please…???

  4. lopinti rajkiranreddy says

    Hi Friends..!!!!my gmail account is hacked by two Unknown suspicious persons from different places one is from germany and one is from japan. i dont know how to recover my account from the hackers. please give me some useful suggestions to protect my gmail account.. :(

  5. says

    Mcafee Antivirus program has the Password vault which is guarded by a master password. Firefox too is cool, but again you can’t trust anyone with your money

  6. Agent de bord says

    Yes you are right
    most important thing antivirus and anti spyware as Kaspersky & Avira
    Thanks a Lot

  7. Pavan Somu says

    Earlier I too used to set common passwords for all my online accounts, after joining the blogging world I have realized the reason behind my hacked account. Now am safe from attacks. Good points Ruchi.

  8. Avinash says

    I feel shorten url’s have made it more difficult for novice internet users and fall prey to phishing attacks, using browser plugins to expand url’s and making a choice should be practiced.

    • says

      Agree with you Avinash, Shorten URl Is most risky, you never know about landing page and high chances for spreading virus.

    • says

      Shabnam even i used to do same way, actually i used to feel lazy that who will remember so many pwd. But now i have changed my habit. U also change soon.

  9. Peter says

    In my opinion, all of the about tip can be replaced by one, that is you do a try with Ubuntu. I am happy with it now.

  10. Samir says

    Another suggestion is to avoid usernames which are personally identifiable, such as your first or last names.

  11. Samir says

    I make a template formula for all my passwords. The variables depend on the website. I can suggest one good application for storing passwords. Mcafee Antivirus program has the Password vault which is guarded by a master password. Firefox too is cool, but again you can’t trust anyone with your money! I find offline and non-electronic storage of passwords much more safe as compared to some third party applications. Just make a note and keep a few copies handy, though secured. However, you should never write down your username and password together!

  12. Tushar says

    internet security and awareness has become a big issue…few days ago somebody hacked my gmail account

  13. Lucifer says

    What Do You Think of “Sxipper” A Firefox Add on useful for Managing Passwords … Is it Safe???

  14. Techno-Pulse says

    Its very difficult to remember different passwords for different accounts. There are a few desktop based “password managers” which can help us in remembering those passwords. Online password managers can also be used but it’s a bit risky I guess.

    • Ramkumar says

      Online Password Managers, be it for watever Browser can be compromised. Its highly un-secure to store password in your comp, as they can be recovered.

      • says

        But Ramkumar, I guess they are safe from saving passwords online. Ofcourse, you need to use best addon or tool for saving pwd on your pc.

  15. NpXp says

    People always tend to use the same password on all their online accounts. They should be more careful about it, I guess ;)