Privacy During Browsing – Protect Yourself While Surfing Internet Websites

Security 7 Sep , 2013  


In today’s generation, It’s no secret that there’s big money to be made in violating your privacy. Companies will pay big bucks to learn more about you, and service providers on the web are eager to get their hands on as much information about you as possible On Internet you visit a lot of websites.  So, while surfing internet and doing such lot of things, it is very important to protect your online identity.

You don’t know the site you are browsing to purchase any product are trustworthy or might any website is tracking your keyword stroke by which they can get your password.

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Protect Your Identity Online

Earlier, hacking, intrusion and all these things were used for just fun but now, these are becoming very serious issue. People can easily hack your personal details, confidential documents from your online account and even from your personal computer.

If you are not enough aware then intruders can take benefit of it and may cause loss to you. So here are few very important tips which can help you to protect your online privacy and browsing Internet.

Anti-Virus Softwares

It is not enough to download any anti-virus software, install it and stay cool. You should do system scan on regular basis. Most importantly, Keep your Anti-virus software up to date. Put automatic update of virus definition as well as  program version ONAlways keep eye on anti-virus alerts, messages sent by the company and notifications given by your Anti-virus programs If you do more serious and secure work on internet then you should use Pro versions of your Anti-virus.

Check If You Password is Enough Strong

While creating an account on Internet check if the password you are using is enough secure.

  • Do not use easily guessable things like your name, your car number, your best friend’s contact number etc as password.
  • Use long passwords i.e., minimum 6-7 character passwords.
  • Avoid using same password for every account. This can put you in problem if one gets your that password. He can easily gain access of all of your accounts.
  • Use numbers, symbols, short and capital letters in our password.

Avoid Clicking Unknown Links

We got a lot of Spam messages whose sources are unknown. Spam messages contains internal links in them. If you don’t trust the source or the sources are unknown then don’t click on these links because they might redirects you to some other websites and can easily collect your personal details.

On these days, Shortened URLs are used to put big URLs small. Click only on those URLs which you trust.

Online Shopping

Online shopping are very comfortable, you get amazing offers, discounts, you can browse large catalog and they provides free home delivery too. But when it comes to security, Online Shopping are  very risky. They can track your credit card details, PIN, account details. So, use only popular online shopping retailers which are reputed as well as trustworthy. Also, while making payments or filling out your credit card, bank account details make sure that you are on https servers not http.

Avoid Using Proxy

Proxy software and websites are very helpful when we wants to browser any blocked website. But, transferring your sensitive data on proxy channels are one of the biggest mistakes you do. Your college’s Wi-Fi might not lets you to browse Facebook so you use proxy channels to browse it but while filling password you are putting you to vulnerable situation.So, don’t use proxy channels to transfer confidential data.

Download using Secure Websites (https)

On internet there are hundreds of websites which facilitates you to download files, free software  documents, movies etc. These websites can detect your personal information.

So, choose the websites which are providing you download from secure servers (https://). The websites running on secure servers are legal and certified.


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