Nowadays the usage of the Internet across the world has been increased. At the same time, there is an increase in online scams and frauds. Most internet users are unaware of these kinds of scams and frauds that are taking place in this technical world. Internet online security is going to be a challenging task that has to be faced by every user in the real world.
One of the studies says that 91% of internet users are unaware of online threats and scams. If you are one among that 91% and if you want to protect yourselves from this type of scam and fraud you have to follow a certain set of security rules while surfing the internet.
Basic Tips before using The Internet Online Security
Install the best antivirus and spyware on your computer and keep it up to date. Always update your operating system and finally turn on Firewall before surfing the 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 IDs…etc.) which includes special characters and cannot be guessed by anyone. The password must be more than 8 characters which helps to prevent Brute Force attacks. If you cannot remember your passwords use an online password manager like Lastpass.
Never use Pirated software
Never download any software from P2P sites, because there could be any Malware or Malicious tools inserted in the software which affect 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 an email or a Website link, in the name of your bank or any other way and ask you to enter your 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 is helpful to you If you have any doubts or If missed any points, let me know through comments.