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Keys to Protecting Your Online Privacy

As digital technologies and the Internet develop, so does cybercrime. People do not often think about protecting their data from intrusions on the Internet. By making mistakes, we become potential victims of criminals whose purpose is to steal our money or confidential data.  

We rarely provide online security until we face the harsh truth and become a victim. Human error and ignorance are key to the success of cybercrime. To protect against network attacks, users around the world must take certain precautions. 

How can we protect ourselves from cybercriminals?

Using the tips below, you will be aware of how to protect against online threats on the Internet. It is important not just to read, but to stick to these methods at all times in order to keep your personal data safe.  

1. Protect Your Data

The foundation of network security is confidentiality. Any Internet user can potentially fall prey to cybercriminals if they do not protect their personal data. Whether you are a large organization or a regular user, you are in the crosshairs. The average user is concerned that their personal data may fall into the hands of fraudsters. Corporations, in turn, are afraid of losing data from their servers. 

To achieve data security, an information encryption tool is used. Encrypted data is very difficult to decrypt, which means that hackers have a hard time. The Secure Encryptor Advanced System Optimizer module is an excellent solution to encrypt your data. You can find this feature in the Security and Privacy section. 

2. Protect Your Devices

Nowadays smartphones know more about us than close relatives or friends. We carry them everywhere, they store information that is important to us, and their protection is a priority.  Moreover, this applies to any device that stores our information, be it a laptop or a desktop computer. By following simple rules, you will increase the security of your device.  

  • Install a reliable antivirus
  • Create a limit on data collection
  • Install applications only from officially validated sources
  • Remove applications that raise suspicions
  • Update your device’s operating system in time
  • Encrypt personal data 

3. Set a Strong Password 

Every day we come across different people, some of whom may be curious or fraudulent. The best way to keep your device safe from hacking, in this case, is to set a strong password. All online services must have different passwords. It is best to create a password from a combination of numbers, letters of different cases and special symbols. Ideally, the access code should consist of at least six digits.

For additional security, a fingerprint unlock should be used. However, it should only be used in combination with the access code. The fact is that under the Fifth Amendment, government agencies can force you to unlock the device by fingerprinting. However, nobody can force you to unlock the device with the help of a password. 

4. Use Other Search Engines Than Google

About 70% of major websites use Google to collect web-tracking data to display ads and other content. To some extent, Google plays a crucial role in this. Using alternative search engines to Google will be the best solution. 

5. Install a VPN on Your Device 

VPN creates a secure channel between the user and the Internet, thus masking your real provider and location data. Using VPN is the best way to secure your device on the Internet. Hackers will simply not be able to see real data that is disguised as fake. This way, you can keep yourself out of sight.

6. Use Applications for Privacy 

Additional privacy can be obtained with little effort. To go unnoticed, use the Thor and Vivaldi browsers, which will prevent websites from tracking your activity and collecting information. You can install the free StopAll Ads extension for your browser. It blocks dangerous domains, keeps your privacy and has other positive features for your protection. 

To gain an additional advantage over attackers, we recommend that you stick to these additional tips:

– Do not use public Wi-Fi. Public Wi-Fi sites are potentially dangerous to your privacy, so we don’t recommend you use it. 
– Protect servers and cloud data. Data in the cloud can be easily hacked if it is not protected by a complex password. Use unique and long passwords to further secure your cloud data.
– Use the Internet with your smartphone. Yes, smartphones are not reliable devices in terms of Internet privacy, but they are the best alternative to public Wi-Fi.

If you have any questions, we ask you to let us know. We hope that our advice will help you maintain your online privacy.

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