In today’s world, social media software, and all kinds of online platforms become people’s choice to do many things they can only do physically in the past. For example, people now can socialize with others from around the world online, edit or create content online, and access all kinds of data or information they need from the Internet. Although the Internet has changed our ways of living and brings us convenience, many Internet security problems happened in recent years. So how can we secure our online browsing to keep the privacy protected? Here are some tips you can try.
- Clear browsing data regularly
- Never save some important passwords on the device
Many apps, browsers, and devices would apply the function to help save your ID and passwords, but this would be risky when hackers attack your devices, apps, or browsers. When they get the saved ID and passwords, even without your permission, they can lock into your account and steal important information from you. So for some important passwords, such as your bank card passwords, or social media platforms accounts, etc., never save on your devices by default. When your device is stolen, this information would leak very easily.
- Use some reliable online platforms to edit documents
Some people are more likely to edit documents online because it would be more convenient, and without using extra storage to install the bulky software on devices. This is a good idea, but when you come to the Internet security, you should make sure that the platforms you are using to edit the documents are safe, and can ensure the privacy of your documents data. For example, to edit Word documents, you can use Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365. These authoritative platforms will ensure a safer editing environment without leaking users’ documents data. For editing PDF, an online platform like EasePDF is also secure, which enables an SSL encryption and auto-deletion mode to keep all users’ files safe enough.
- Never share something personal on social media platforms
People tend to share their daily life moments regularly on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so forth. But make sure that the information you share is not personal when you share it with the public because everyone can see. For example, never share your home address, company address, or your daily routine, and so forth. If you do want to share something more personal, you can choose to share them with your real friends by setting the visibility of the content. Or some bad guys would make full use of the information you have shared to do illegal things or threaten your personal life.
- Use VPN service to surf the net
The final tip for you to browse the net more safely should be using a VPN service to help. By using a VPN service, it will create a virtual IP address for you, so when you visit the websites or using the apps, instead of recording your real IP address, the virtual one would be saved instead. In this way, even there is someone who wants to track your IP, they can only access a false one and your real one can never be detected. But make sure that the VPN service you choose to use is reliable.
Here are five useful tips for you to enjoy browsing the net more safely. Although online services bring more convenience to our lives, we should still be aware of Internet security and try every means to protect the privacy of our data. By realizing this, we all can enjoy a safe Internet environment and the convenience it brings to us.