Today I am going to be discuss about how to do safe online surfing. Technology is going very fast, so each and every industry is depend on technology. Computer/Internet/Mobile/Online terms are related with technology and we are aware about these terms. And all we know how to use computer internet mobile etc. but We don’t know how to stay safe while using these devices. in the result we are going to be affected by cyber crime and the cyber crime is rising day by day all over the world.
There is not a single method Which can make you safe online, Lots of method you should know to protect yourself while using digital Technology. In this article I am going to share about 8 tips which help you for doing safe online shopping.
TIP #1 : AVOID SPAM:
The bad guy over the internet we can say them hackers target their victims through the email spamming. When you are getting lots of the useless email in your inbox from unknown sources it’s called email spamming. Some time these emails looks very important for you, but in a fact these are harmful. These emails have following links:
Mostly hacker send email address have a link of Malicious program, harmful website address, malicious code etc. if Victim (User) click on such link the malicious code will be activated and harm you.
PRO TIP: Never open emails from an unknown source. This is most common way for hackers to plant a virus in your system.
TIP #2 : USE REAL WEBSITES:
Each of us visit thousands of the websites in a month, But we don’t know how many websites are harmful or useful to us. there is not a perfect parameter to check the trusted website. But if we have eyes on URL, we can protect ourselves.
Check the green padlock or company name before url, If the website is running over https:// protocol can be trusted.
Don’t forget to check website for malicious. Use https://www.virustotal.com
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PRO TIP: Dont access your frequently used websites from an email or other link. type in the URL manually.
TIP #3 : USE SECURE PAYMENT WEBSITES:
PRO TIP: Don’t enter credit card info from your wallet! Choose a trusted secure site to make any online purchases.
TIP #4 : CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS
Remembering the password is very tough task for the users, and here I am talking, “User should change the password frequently and the maximum duration for changing password should be a month. Most not acceptable point is “ don’t have the same password for every account, each and every account should have different password”
if you think this is a nonsense tip, then you are wrong.
Having the same password for a longer duration, the password can be cracked by the dictionary attack methodology.
PRO TIP: Create different passwords for important accounts. It only takes 10 minutes to cracck a 6-letter lowercase password.
TIP #5 : BE CAUTIOUS OF MOBILE DOWNLOADS:
Money mobile user are downloading blindly which makes your mobile full of virus/ backdoor/ worms/ adware. when you are downloading data from the internet you should know about the source. Source in trusted or not.
PRO TIP: Many mobile infiltration result from downloading a malicious game or application.
TIP #6 : DISABLE “REMEMBER YOUR COMPUTER” FEATURE
PRO TIP: Hackers can spoof your IPv4 address or even use malware to hijack your computer this way
TIP #7 : CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP CAMERA
PRO TIP: This will prevent hackers from watching your every move. Alternatively, put tape over your camera at all times unless you’re using it.
TIP #8 : UPDATE SOFTWARE
PRO TIP: The most at-risk computers are running software, which has not been updated, and without up-to-date anti-virus software installed.