Protecting Your Information While Online

We are in the information technology age where we can hardly do without the internet. The internet is a very important tool in our day to day life as we use the internet to communicate, shop, research, trade, bank, etc.

Our use of the internet leaves digital footprint regardless of how much time we spend on-line. Digital footprints can be left regardless of whether you have ever been on-line, have an email address or even use the social media, because the more you are on-line (use the internet) the greater your likelihood to experience some sort of identity theft.

I will share with you some tips on how to stay safe while using the internet for your day to day activity.

Ø    On-line banking and investment has come to stay, it has become the go-to way of banking for most people. This has its pros and cons and one may be exposed to some form of theft while banking on-line. It is advisable that whenever you have to carry out your banking or investing on-line, you should use the “Two factor Authorization”. This simply means that after you put in your User Name and Password, you will get a text with an authorization number that you must input to gain access to the account.

It is widely known that most infections or hacks come in through email or infectious applications that are downloaded from the internet. When clicking on an embedded link in an email, one has to be very careful not to open up to viruses. Instead of clicking on the link, its advised that you go to that web site directly. For example, you may get an email notification from your bank telling you that your bank statements are ready, do not click on the link, rather go to the bank site directly from your browser and get the information you need.

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How to protect yourself while working on-line

·         You should have a different password for each on-line account you have

·         Make use of a non-dictionary password including using caps, numbers and symbols of at least 12 characters

·         Have a password manager to keep track of all your passwords

·         You should be mindful of what you put on social media

·         Always keep all your devices operating system (OS) up to date

·         Make use of Internet Security software for the safety for your personal computers, phones and tablets

 

In recent times, there have been invention of some newer technology that can be used for login such as finger prints, eye scans and other biometrics. It is believed that these will offer advanced level of protection to end users. While these are still gaining popularity and will get better and more reliable with time, we expect to see them soon in wide scale use.

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We are in the information technology age where we can hardly do without the internet. The internet is a very important tool in our day to day life as we use the internet to communicate, shop, research, trade, bank, etc.

Our use of the internet leaves digital footprint regardless of how much time we spend on-line. Digital footprints can be left regardless of whether you have ever been on-line, have an email address or even use the social media, because the more you are on-line (use the internet) the greater your likelihood to experience some sort of identity theft.

I will share with you some tips on how to stay safe while using the internet for your day to day activity.

Ø  On-line banking and investment has come to stay, it has become the go-to way of banking for most people. This has its pros and cons and one may be exposed to some form of theft while banking on-line. It is advisable that whenever you have to carry out your banking or investing on-line, you should use the “Two factor Authorization”. This simply means that after you put in your User Name and Password, you will get a text with an authorization number that you must input to gain access to the account.

 

Ø  It is widely known that most infections or hacks come in through email or infectious applications that are downloaded from the internet. When clicking on an embedded link in an email, one has to be very careful not to open up to viruses. Instead of clicking on the link, its advised that you go to that web site directly. For example, you may get an email notification from your bank telling you that your bank statements are ready, do not click on the link, rather go to the bank site directly from your browser and get the information you need.

 

 

How to protect yourself while working on-line

·         You should have a different password for each on-line account you have

·         Make use of a non-dictionary password including using caps, numbers and symbols of at least 12 characters

·         Have a password manager to keep track of all your passwords

·         You should be mindful of what you put on social media

·         Always keep all your devices operating system (OS) up to date

·         Make use of Internet Security software for the safety for your personal computers, phones and tablets

In recent times, there have been invention of some newer technology that can be used for login such as finger prints, eye scans and other biometrics. It is believed that these will offer advanced level of protection to end users. While these are still gaining popularity and will get better and more reliable with time, we expect to see them soon in wide scale use.

 

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