Internet Safely : Using the internet is easy now. With just a mobile phone, one can go online and then try to steal other people’s personal data. To prevent such things, we have provided 5 tips to use the internet safely without danger.
1. Do not share confidential information with others
First, you must not share confidential information with others. What is meant by confidential information is personal data, passwords, emails, photos, originals, and all that is related to revealing self-identity online. If it falls to the wrong person, they can use your personal data to do unwanted things such as borrowing an online loan using your personal data.
2. Choose a secure wifi
Hackers often use this trick, and many people still fall into this trap. The trick that is often used is to create a wifi connection that is similar to the name of the public wifi. If the person is not observant, he will connect himself to the connection made by the hacker, then the hacker can retrieve the data on the victim’s device. So that this does not happen, make sure you pay close attention to the wifi in public areas. Usually, there will be a wifi name and password given for the place. Make sure the name of the connected wifi matches what is written, even the uppercase and lowercase letters must also be the same. Usually, special wifi will be made with formal writing.
3. Use a VPN
VPN is a very useful thing for all of us. This is because the VPN will disguise your IP address and will also “scuffle” the data sent from your device. For example, if your IP address is 123456, the VPN will create a new IP address from another location, namely 64534231. This can prevent hackers from hacking into your device and stealing your personal data. If you are not sure about the given IP, you can see it in My IP.
4. Use antivirus
Antivirus is essential for your device. Antivirus is useful for filtering malicious programs that can disguise themselves as applications or software that you download from the internet. Usually, the antivirus will immediately detect the malicious program for your device and ask for permission to remove the download. Of course, there will be times when antivirus can go wrong and think that the software we really need is a virus. Don’t worry, because you can turn off your antivirus whenever you want. So, if you want to download software that is considered a virus (even though it isn’t), you can turn off the antivirus first before downloading it.
5. Look at the targeted website carefully
Not a few websites that can read viruses or other disasters to our devices. So that this does not happen, make sure that you are logged into a secure website. First, you can see their link. A secure website is a website that starts with https://. This shows that the website already has an SSL certificate which ensures the security of the website. Second, the device will give a warning if they think that the website is a malicious website. So, when your device gives a warning, you better return to the previous page to prevent unwanted things from happening.
Maybe the things above look troublesome. But believe me, you definitely won’t regret doing it! Come on, do the above to protect digital security!