How to protect your data and information on the internet

Post On: January 30, 2017
By: dhioendar

Below is how to protect your data and information on the internet you can use.

The easiest way to do before you send confidential information like usernames, passwords, or credit card numbers on internet, is look for a small lock in the address bar. Or you can see the URL begins with Https. That means, your data is encrypted.

How to protect your data and information on the internet with using only safe websites

How to protect your data and information on the internet with Https

Another way you can do is use a safe password.

Use different strong password for each website that requires a login. If you can not remember all your passwords, you can use a password manager like lastpass.

How to protect your data and information on the internet with lastpass

Watch out for phishing scams.

They use tricks to get your personal data of your important accounts like Paypal, eBay, Amazon, online banking websites, and also other popular sites that require logins.

Be careful where you log in from.

Beware of keyloggers that can save your usernames and passwords. Don’t ever store any passwords in your browser if the computer is shared with other people.

Use an alternate browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

How to protect your data and information on the internet with two factor authentication

Enable two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication gives you additional protection when you login. Two-factor authentication will do double check, first it will check your password, and if the service doesn’t recognize your computer, it will send a text message to your phone with a verification code. So if someone had your password but do not have your phone, even if it is a valid password, that someone cannot access your account.

Never send confidential data over email like password, credit card information etc. Email is not encrypted and if the email intercepted by a third party, it could be read.

Make sure that all of your internet plug-ins are up to date to minimize security vulnerabilities.

How to protect your data and information on the internet with updating your antivirus and malware protection.

Always use latest version of anti-virus (windows defender) and malware protection program (malwarebytes).

How to protect your data and information on the internet with windows defender

How to protect your data and information on the internet with malwarebytes

Use web of trust (WOT) tool to verify the safety of all sites on internet.

How to protect your data and information on the internet with wot

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