6 Online Security Tips To Know This Year
We live in a world where it is quite impossible to imagine a life without computers and the internet. There is a huge amount of information that is being shared online every second of the day and data like messages, mail and pictures are sent and received by people in different parts of the world. Online shopping has also grown to a large extent resulting in huge number of financial transactions every day. Paying bills, shopping for goods, personal emails and photos and official mails are some of the things that we do online on a daily basis and it is very important that we do it securely so we do not fall victim to online fraud and theft. Here are some online security tips you should know about and follow this year to have a safe online existence.
1. Try not to use public computers for banking transactions and any other transaction that requires a credit cards
Stay away from public computers if you are making any financial transactions. They are the least safe. In case you have to use it make sure that you log out of your sessions and delete all the cookies. It is very important that you erase all possible traces of your online transactions when you are on a public computer as details left in those computers can be accessed by anyone.
2. Beware of emails that ask for your password or other sensitive details
Never give away your password or other sensitive details if you get an email asking for it. They might look very authentic but do not fall for this trap. You can easily fall prey to online fraud when you give away your online details.
3. Do not store PIN numbers and private pictures on your phone or a cloud service
You might think that saving your private pictures or your PIN number on your phone or a cloud service is safe and that it will remain anonymous but the recent i-cloud hacking scandal has proved that nothing is safe anymore. It is not only embarrassing when your photos are leaked as it can also turn dangerous if a stalker happens to find them.