Internet Safety Measures – Be Safe while Surfing Online
When it comes to computers and internet, they are becoming more and more a part of everyday life. And, yet, many of us continue to struggle to understand some of the basics require to surf the web while protecting our tech. Computers are delicate machines, and “some men just want to watch the world burn” as a wise butler once said, and so you have hackers and viruses trying to destroy your machine remotely. With some simple precautions, you’ll be able to surf the web in almost, but never quite, guaranteed safety.
The internet has brought us conveniences that we would have never dreamt of 10 or 20 years ago. We can buy our clothes, groceries, and insurance online. It’s to the point we can even take out an entire mortgage online as well. However, with all of these conveniences we have left ourselves vulnerable to security threats and hackers. Here are some tips below to figure out
First and foremost, and I can’t stress this enough, get some antivirus or antimalware software ASAP. No matter how safe your actions are, you will be caught off guard at one point or another and open yourself up to undue risks, so it’s best to bite the bullet and pay for some quality internet security software from Kaspersky to help curb these risks.
This type of software often pays for itself. Having to mitigate security breaches can often be quite expensive, especially if it involves identity theft and the impacts to your credit that comes along with that.
Another way to be safer online is to simply follow the advice of TLC’s magnum opus Waterfalls and “just stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.” Meaning, in this case, that more popular and successful websites, like Facebook, Tumblr, etc. tend to be virus free. Taking a gamble on an unknown site can spell trouble, so play it safe. After all, better safe than sorry. We often get caught up in finding the best deal, and that’s what leads up to random and unsecure sites. At times it’s just best to pay a little extra for safety, security, and quality.
Lastly, when it comes time to choose a password for a new account, mix it up. It can be harder to remember, but that’s what low tech reminds like written notes are for. Using the same password for everything enables a hacker who has successfully hacked you once to have hacked all of the accounts you’ve used the same password for.