Friday, September 07, 2012

Way To Protect Yourself While Surfing

By Jitendra Indave On Friday, September 07, 2012

     Most of the time user share sensitive, personal and important information without any care over the internet. That can lead to harmful output. Once your sensitive or personal information is traced by hackers you will find yourself in big trouble. Easily you will be made target to reveal your bank account information, email id and passwords by hackers.
     In this social networking world, we hardly care what is being accessed and shared by us. If you want to avoid the above situation follow these ten points: 

1. Limit the Information you share publicly. If you’re including your birthday in a social profile, avoid stating your birth year - this is a key identifier, which trackers can use to distinguish you from other people with the same name. 

2. Use a secondary email address when registering for websites, forums, competitions or shopping online. Outlook and Yahoo offer free, quick to set up accounts. The way to create disposable/secondary email address in outlook we have seen in the last session. 

3, Use one browser for general web activities and another for more sensitive information. Avoid using 'Like 'and G+1'Buttons. 

4. Regularly change your passwords and use a separate one for each account. A password manager can be useful here, 

5. Make sure any browser you use has the Privacy settings switched on. These are often off by default. Enable private surfing in the web browser. 

6. Don’t ever respond to the pop-ups that appear at once while surfing, most probably when it is asking you to enter personal detail. 

7. Whenever you receive an email with attachment make sure you have scanned download link of the attachment. If it appears suspicious then avoid downloading it. 

8. If you are using a public PC to access all your personal information, always clear the cache and history of the web browser. 

9. Make sure no Trojan horse is running down background to steal your sensitive information. To check it simply go to the startup. You can access by typing in msconfig in run option from the start menu. 
10. Anonymously surf the internet using proxy sites e. g. or you can use third-party software like IP shield, hot shield, IP changer etc. Hideman is the best one free and easy to use which lets you browse the web anonymously and makes it appear as if you are based outside India. As a limitation, you can surf as anonymous for up to five hours of the week, but it works very well. 

1 comment:

  1. I did not knew about points 1,5 and 10 they are new I will try implementing these, nice piece of info


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