How do you stay safe online?

We shop online, play games, download entertainment and chat to our friends. We have the internet on our phones, tablets and laptops, it is with us at all times and when we get a spare second in the day, we jump on our phones to see what is going on in the world outside.

The internet has become an integral component of our daily life. As a result, internet safety is a critical concern. The Internet is used for banking, work, social connection, dating, shopping, and many other things. Unfortunately, threats to our personal and professional data are all too commonplace in the cyber world. Keeping up with privacy settings is complicated and time-consuming, but it is the single most critical thing you can do to safeguard your and your family’s digital security. To maintain the highest level of privacy, it is essential to understand how to restrict access to your data.

You must know who you are chatting to, which sites are tracking you and what everyone you love is doing online. Tracking your internet use and guarding against malware is an essential tool that people need to have in their toolbox these days.

Here are some easy ways you can stay safe online while staying on top of the latest online trends.

  • Download With Caution – One of the main goals of cybercriminals is to have you download malware, which is software or an app that is malicious or attempts to steal information. Malware like this may masquerade as any kind of program, including games, traffic apps, and weather forecasts. It may be easy to access things with just a tap of a thumbprint or face id but it’s also vital to discern what we install in our gadgets.
  • Refrain from Accessing Private Information on a Public Network – Internet access is convenient and inexpensive thanks to public Wi-Fi hotspots. However, you should avoid using public WiFi to access sensitive data. As far as possible, you should limit its usage to standard web navigation and refrain from checking your email, bank account, or social media profile since this puts your online security in jeopardy and an easy target for cybercriminals to infiltrate your online data.
  • Be Mindful of What You Post Online – Avoid posting things you wouldn’t want people close to you to see. Once you hit the ‘post’ button, it’s no longer private. Also, be mindful of the private information you share online as social media accounts may be used by hackers to discover your passwords and the answers to the security questions in the password reset tools. Thus, keep your birthdays, address, mother’s maiden name, and other personal information discreet. 

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