We wrote many articles about anti-virus softwares on Shoutmeloud. The main reason for making you aware about these anti-virus softwares was to make your online surfing secure. But just downloading Anti-virus software on your system is not enough, you need to secure your system by other threats which can easily hack your personal details or confidential documents from your system. If you are connected to internet, there are chances that you might face hacking problem.
Ways to be safe on the internet: Web safety tips
Avoid using same passwords
Many of us have habit to choose same passwords for all our social media, email or bank accounts. The reason for choosing same password is that it becomes easy to remember for all our important accounts. But this habit can create a big problem for you if any one of the sites is compromised then hackers can easily find password of another account, if they are same. Try to use different passwords or you can do a bit variation in all the passwords which will make you easy to remember.
Download from secure websites
There are hundreds of websites available online which provides you free softwares but when you choose to download these free softwares from unreliable websites there are changes that these software may detect all your personal information because they are loaded withspywares. I won’t say that you should never download free software but I would suggest that you must only download after reviews and checking the security certificate.
Avoid clicking on unknown links
We all got spam emails or unknown emails which directs us with some internal links to their website. Avoid clicking on these kinds of links which might spread virus on your computer and might hack all your accounts and passwords. These days shortened URL are used to spread links for websites/blogs but only click on links which you got from reliable resources.
This is most important thing to remember. It is not enough to download good Anti-virus software to your system, more important is to keep it updating and keep in “ON”. Always follows alerts sent by your Anti-virus software companies. Many Anti-viruses has option to update the new version automatically, you should enable that option to make your system more secure. There are many great Anti virus software’s out there and you can pick from Nod32 or Kaspersky. These two are my favourite.
Online Shopping is very risky when it comes to security. Many online shopping ask to enter your address, account details and other personal details which can be easily hacked by others. Try to do online shopping on reliable websites and never ever give your personal details. Also, while making a transaction make sure the browser is connected with https and not http. Avoid using Proxy site and Proxy softwares: We all know that proxy Websites and softwares like Ultrasurf let us access blocked Website and they are very useful. Though, one of the biggest online mistake which we make is by using sensitive data over these proxy channels. Using sites like Facebook, Bank details or Emails account where you need to provide your password, you might be keeping your self in vulnerable positions. Use proxy sites for accessing blocked sites but don’t use them for logging into any sensitive site. Before your system is hacked or you lose your sensitive data, I would highly recommend you to put the above security measures in effect and keep yourself safe and secure while surfing internet. Security is always important for our blogs. How you secure your system from hackers? Do share with us.