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Few tips about Online Security to stay safe on the internet

Ever since the internet happened, the whole world has been transitioning into a trading zone mainly dealing with information. And if you’re concerned about keeping your personal information safe on the internet, follow these online security tips from now on.

But information describing our taste, income range, sexuality and even the number of times we visit our favorite store every month, as well as the sum of money we spend every month.

Sounds creepy right?

Believe it or not, as we are searching on Google or interacting with social media, we are leaving behind thick trails of personal information.

This information is extremely valuable for companies that invest in social media for gaining more publicity, which leads to more sales, eventually.

Now, if you’re unwilling to share personal information with online strangers, follow these steps for impenetrable online security measures.

Email security:

Microsoft Outlook enables users to use personal security certificate by encrypting their emails. As a result, it acts as a verification sent by an individual user.

These personal security certificates can be found online for free.

Virtual computing:

Using the internet we can now telecommute from our respective comfort zones. Besides, the personal PCs are now able to run virtual desktop screen, which can now act as an additional layer of security for users.

Users have the ability now to work in an entirely separately secured screen.

Operating multiple networks:

Undoubtedly this could be an expensive choice for most of us, yet there are many who prefer to execute certain tasks using a particular PC.

I have met people in life owning two different PCs; one for gaming and the other for working on vital documents that cannot be accessed by third parties.

Formatting:

Needless to say that the longer you use a PC, the more data related to you gets stored on the hard-drive.

Therefore, it is crucial that we format the HDD routinely, which will not only prevent hackers from exploiting our personal information but also turn your PC faster by clearing clusters.

Backup your information to an external HD and format PC once in a while for safeguarding information.

Become nameless:

Web browser called the Google Chrome allows users to “Go Incognito”; hence, turning them nameless who do not want to reveal themselves. To me, TOR is an extremely effective browser ensuring utmost security for preserving information.

2-FA

The rate at which existing yet successful businesses are gambling with customer information is alarming. Moreover, their reluctance and lack of server security have compromised personal information multiple times

Data encryption measure is the only hope now.

At times, it is nearly impossible for these companies to locate bugs that are existing, cloaked beneath the big data.

Facebook:

The top right corner of the blue bar with an arrow pointing down click on “Settings” option. The security option displays the login approval that has a section “Require a security code,” select the option and then continue following the rest of the procedure.

A text will be automatically sent to your provided phone number for verification.

Google:

Type in google.com/2step on the address bar where you will find a blue “get started” button on the upper right of your screen; click it in order to continue.

Users can either choose phone call or text message the log-in code. The option also secures YouTube account and for all other services provided by Google.

PayPal:

As all your resources are stored in it, protecting your Paypal account is of utmost importance. Press the “Security Key” to select the “Protection” located on the upper right.

Secondly, go to PayPal security on the bottom left for the “Go to register on your mobile phone” segment to appear. Subsequently, input your mobile number for receiving login codes.

LinkedIn:

“Two-step verification” is the option’s name for LinkedIn. Hovering the cursor on top of your profile picture reveals a drop-down menu.

Select “Privacy and Settings” to view the “Account” at the bottom; so click to find “Security Settings” on the right.The “Two-step verification for sign-in” option appears; therefore, check the option to input your cell phone number for receiving login codes.

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