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Internet Online Security Tips to Protect your Data

Date added: September 19, 2013

Now a days the usage of Internet across the world have been increased. At the same time there is an increase of online scams and frauds. Most of the internet users are unaware of these kinds of scams and frauds that are taking place in this technical world. Internet security is going to be a challenging task that has to be faced by every user in the real world.

One of the study says that 91% of internet users are unaware of online threats and scams.If you are one among those 91% and if you want to protect yourselves from this type of scams and frauds you have to follow a certain set of security rules while surfing on internet.

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Basic Tips before using The Internet

Install best antivirus and a spyware on your computer and keep it up to date. Always update your operating system and finally turn on Firewall before surfing on internet.

Be aware of Malicious Websites

Do you know more than 9,500 harmful websites are detected every single day on Google?

These websites are just designed to spread malware on your computer. Check the links before you click on them.

Choose a good password

Keep a strong password to your online accounts (Bank accounts, Email Id’s  …etc.) which includes special characters and cannot be guessed by anyone. The password must be more than 8 characters which help to prevent Brute Force attacks. If you cannot remember your passwords use online password manager like Lastpass.

Never use Pirated Softwares

Never download any software from P2P sites, because there could be any Malware or Malicious tools inserted in the software which effects your computer. Always perform a virus scan on the software or an email attachment that you download from the internet.

Be Aware of Phishing

Hackers send you email or a Website link, in the name of your bank or any other way and asks you to enter the bank details and passwords. Be careful and never tell your personal information to unknown persons. Avoid using Internet cafes or public computers to access confidential information, because there could be any spyware, keystroke-logger or any other malicious tools installed on the computer.

Hope this article helpful to you and If you have any doubts or If missed any point, let me know through comments.

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