Last 9th February people celebrated the ”Safer Internet Day”. For last 13 years second Tuesday people around more then 120 country celebrates the day. If you are using for just only social media even then you need to know some security step. There are so many Cyber criminals who are waiting for a single mistake to harm you.
I will try to give you some instructions that you can follow to stay safe while using the Internet.
If you have any vulnerbility with your operating system, software, then be sure any cyber crimnnal can easily crack you down. Try to use Latest version of your operating system and updated web applications. Do not use any cracked or patched software. Try to buy the lisence or use alternative opensource softwares. Keep your browser Up to date.
Antivirus don’t only saves your offline data , it has features to give you online safety too. If you browse any harmfull website it will autometiclly warn you. A antivirus can defend more then 90% online threads. There are some free antivirus too. You can use them or you can buy lisence for premium service. Some of free antivirus systems are Avast , AVG . Again , do not use pirated Antivirus . it will effect on your PC performence.
Do not be attracted to Scam
Have you ever checked your spam mail folder? if you checked then you know there are tons of spam emails. Try to avoid them. A hacker or fisher gives a fishing link offering great deals. They give you a link to visit and ask you to put your information. Don’t do that.
Do not touch files
If scammer sends you any file, invoice or anything like contract order. do not open that files. If you think that the email comes from your friends or colleague first make sure.
Improve your Cyber knowledge
In this age of internet the web is full of resources to learn the use of internet. I will give you advice to use something after reading it’s review. If you want to use an app or want to get some service try to find out what other users say’s about that service.
Use password Manager
We use password for our data safety. We have to depend on this password system until anything new arrives. So try to set a good password which is not wasy to crack down. I will try to writehow to select strong password letter. You can use some password managing vault to keep your passwords in save and it will be easy to remember . Like On Password,Dashlan, LastPass. This app will keep your password safe and also have features to set strong passwords.
Protecting Log in
Try to Pretect your login . Do not save your password if you use your personnal online id to someone else device . Delete your browser cookies regular. I know browser cookies help you to browse site faster but it has some security issues.
Do not connect to fake Hotspot
Maybe you noticed when you visit any airport, shopping mall or any other big place there are always some free Wifi hotspots available. some of them are legal and some of them are not safe for you. so i suggest you not to connect wifi anywhere you find it .
Author: Iftekhar Hossain Pritom
Hi there, I Iftekhar Hossain Pritom. a blogger, web developer, and designer. Studying BBA Hons.
Above all, a Cyber-Freak