Billions of people around the world use the internet for a variety of different things. Perhaps it allows you to purchase that new top you’ve had your eye on. Maybe it’s your go-to stop for gaming or how you stay up to date with the news. Whatever those activities are, they create an online persona of you that is made up of habits, searches and, most importantly, private data.
Information has become the new currency in the 21st century, something you’ve probably noticed since it’s becoming increasingly difficult to protect yourself online from all the prying eyes out there. Don’t worry though. By making a few simple changes to your devices and accounts, you can maintain security against any unwanted snoopers. Getting started is easy, as we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to follow to help you keep your online privacy safe:
You can start by making smart use of the tools available to you.
Secure Your Accounts
As you’re well aware, data breaches and password leaks have struck popular data-rich websites such as Facebook, Equifax, Yahoo and countless others. Unfortunately, if you have online accounts, it’s possible hackers have gained access to your details from at least one of them.
Given all those breaches, we recommend that all frequent online users have a password manager. This essential tool grants the ability to generate and remember different, complex passwords for every individual account, allowing for maximum protection should one of your passwords be compromised. Password managers can seem intimidating at first. However, once they’re set up, all you need to do is browse the internet and as you log in to your accounts the manager helps by suggesting you change weak or duplicate passwords. Within a short time, every account you own will have a unique password, and each one will be stored and ready to use each time you log in.
Protect Your Web Browsing
Online cookies are the product of companies and websites deciding to track everything you do online. Every website you visit, ad you check out or social media you browse collects information about your location, browsing habits and more. No matter how private you think you are online, there’s a high chance that the websites…