10 Tips For Safe Internet Browsing

Safe Internet Browsing

Safe Internet browsing : The main objective of this campaign, whose initiative comes from the  INSAFE/INHOPE network , is to protect the youngest against the dangers of the Internet.

Make Sure Before Buying Online

It is a fast and comfortable method that allows you to get good prices, compare and buy quickly . However, when we are going to purchase products online, we must take into account some recommendations to navigate the Internet safely.

It is also important to review the so-called privacy policies  of each website. In addition, it is always more convenient to use paypal accounts or another alternative such as prepaid cards to protect bank data in this way.

Get A Good Antivirus

It does not matter what your operating system or the device from which you are accessing. When you browse the Internet it is very important to make sure you have a safe and up-to-date antivirus. In this way, you will be able to avoid changes or  actions on your behalf, as well as information being stolen or your devices being compromised. Remember that you are not only protecting your identity online, but also those of all the people in your home or work. 

Do Not Trust Public Networks

The WiFi network of bars, shops and public areas calls us with the promise of saving our limited data rate usage.

Be Careful With Malicious links

Many of them have issues that attract attention.. Either way, you shouldn’t trust them. Never click on links or attachments in unknown messages . It is also not advisable to respond to these emails, since we would be providing personal data, such as our email address, for example. 

On the other hand, a practice in which some pages , especially to view audiovisual content or download some type of file, confuse you to click on certain links or redirect you directly to it , is becoming more widely understood . We can find it browsing, in the email or even on social networks.

Keep An Eye On The Well-Known “Internet of Things”

Although we do not realize it, there are more and more digital and computer things in our lives. Kitchen robots that inform you of recipes, watches that analyze your dreams and physical activity or clothing that monitor your body heat.

However, it is recommended to keep all these items up to date , not only for a longer existence, but also for your safety. The fact that these everyday tools can transmit personal information in real time can be a target for cyber attacks. Frequently changing usernames and passwords can also help prevent information theft.

Prevent Cyber Attack

Browser – based attacks are overwhelmingly done using JavaScript . Developers use this code to make websites more dynamic, but it can sometimes cause problems. To prevent all this, the most useful thing is to disable Javascript , which is possible through plugins or browser extensions, and activate it only when we are 100% sure that the site is trustworthy.

Increase The Security Of Your Passwords

It is vitally important that these are strong and secure to prevent the theft of personal data and accounts . We must move away from the use of easily accessible data, such as birthdays or serial numbers .In addition, we must change them frequently. 

To ensure this, it is convenient to manage them from a single site . Currently there are password managers that help you perform this task. In this way, with a single memorized password, you will be able to have access to all your credentials, which is very useful especially for companies.

Do Not Give Out Your Geolocation Information

Geolocation allows obtaining the physical location of an object at a given time. Smartphones, permanently connected to the internet, allow us to be geolocated as long as we give permission . This generates a significant danger, since publishing  our position on social networks or the Internet can be a gift to a cybercriminal .

We must monitor the geolocation of our smartphone, in the same way as the publication of images. Whether or not we accept the publication of our location, if we have geolocation activated on the device that takes the photograph, a digital trace remains that is hardly hidden  and that marks where and when it was taken.

Beware Of Computers For Public Use

A very common mistake is forgetting to log out of our accounts when we access computers for public use . Therefore, it is highly recommended to activate double verification on platforms that allow it. 

On the other hand, we must take care of the connection to some applications and servers when we are on public computers: email or Google Drive servers, where not only information is transferred but also images, positioning, history, etc. Keep in mind that all this information can be stored on the computer , allowing access to it by anyone who connects later. 

Be Careful Using Social Networks

Something basic when browsing the internet safely is to have a head when using social networks. Be very careful when posting data  about where you are, with whom, or for how long. And, of course, never provide personal information, not even in the form of photos , about bank accounts, passwords or compromising data (such as your children’s school, for example).

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