Safe Internet Day: How to stay Safe from the Online Elements

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Safe Internet Day is marked on February 7, 2017, where schools, organizations, colleges, companies and many more forces joined for the safeguard of Media and Technology from the Online Spices.

There are several Safe Internet Resources available to the media to help you plan the strategies for the safeguard of the same.

Below are some of the listed tips on how to stay Safe Online:

  1. Keep your Browser Safe

When we talk about Browser, it’s HTTP. It’s an easy-install browser extension that makes sure that your browser will always use encrypted web services. There is another browser extension, which is called the EFF’s Privacy Badger Extension, that helps to find the invisible trackers and also used to block spying ads.

  1. Protect your phone

There are many mobile apps that prevent your phone from eavesdropping. WhatsApp recently had some collaboration with the encryption developers to provide end-to-end encryption. Nevertheless, you can also try for Open Whisper Systems Signal App for voice and Text messages.

There is another option called Confide, a confidential texting app designed with businesses in mind. Don’t misunderstand it with sexting. It’s an off record messenger with end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messages. It’s also having another feature of preventing ‘screenshots’ of the displayed text.

  1. Protect your PC

Whether it’s a home computer or office computer, there a variety of web services and among which, VPN (Virtual Private Network) is the most basic Network. It encrypts all the data that travel from the user’s PC to the web, even if, you’re using a public Wi-Fi or an Internet access in an airport lounge.

More advanced users will go for the advanced technologies. They would go for i2p or the Trails that rely on TOR (The Onion Router). Bit locker is a hard-drive encryption which is used in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 OS.

  1. Go for better passwords

It’s our all time tendency to recycle when it comes choosing passwords. That’s the reason why eavesdropper users easily guess and use other accounts. So, instead of using passwords, use passphrases. The longer the password, the better one! Use passwords like ‘ShutUpYourMouth’. In this way, there is no hard rule in the remembrance of the long passwords. Either go for a song lyric or a phrase.

 

 

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