The internet has become an important source for all the people in day-to-day life. Whenever we go to a vacation, we will come to know how to evaluate and re-educate ourselves about how to avoid disclosing personal information. So, we have to follow certain advices given by some companies for security when we use the internet. With a help from our internet security associate McAfee, Verizon is offering some advices for internet security.
Some of them are as follows:
- Click with concern: While having a glance at your instant messaging or e-mail; be cautious not to click on links in messages from unknown people. Such links will connect to the phony websites design to solicit personal information, or they could download Trojan horses, viruses and other malware planned to filch personal information. Even if the message is from your friend or known person it could still contain a computer virus. Check with the sender if you have doubts about the validity of the message.
- Surf Safely: When you are browsing the internet for financial institutions or other web sites, take care to avoid fraud sites that ask for personal information. Many sites don’t ask for such information, but ask you to register your details before time. Use one search engine, which corrects wrong spellings so, that you find the way to proper sites and avoid landing on a wrong web site. Creating fake web sites commonly spelled address is quite common con known as “Typo-squatting”.
- Secure Wireless Networks: Do not let your home networks wireless router be a welcome mat for hackers. Enable the firewall on your router and frequently change the router’s administration password. Make sure that the support section of your ISP’s site or your router’s manufacturer’s website for instructions on your own to take these precautionary steps. Make sure that your router has a strong encryption, such as WPA2 and WPA.
- Use Common Sense while you use the web: Cybercrime carry on to increase speed and it’s being fueled by familiar errors people make while using internet, such as reacting to spam or downloading attachments or phishing scams from the people or sites they don’t know. Use your common sense and caution, never post any personal information online and be careful about clicking on links or prompts to download software. Always be concerned about your children’s online activity, and talk to your children about being safe online.
- Be incredulous: Many fatalities of these scams may have thought that they were cyber savvy and let their protector drop long enough for a cyber thief to strike. Always back up data regularly in case a virus infects your computer, and monitor accounts and credit reports to make sure your identity has not been stolen. Whether you are home or at out, the internet is a dynamic resource that supports all of your activities.