We all use our phones and other devices to navigate the web many times a day, in every moment of our day, especially in the last few years, online frauds are massively increasing. A particular research showed that it takes less than 6 seconds for a hacker to get the security code and the expiration date of credit cards once they have some basic information. Really scary, isn’t it? That is why it’s really important to seriously consider the safety of our data and privacy, especially on sites which manage our money, like banking, e-commerce or gaming websites. Here we’re sharing some tips to enhance your security when you’re on the web.
An Ad-blocker add-on can be used as a simple plugin which can stop third-party links and advertisements and stops them from identifying you and tracking the sites you visit, by preventing them from loading any more content in your navigation. There are lots of Ad blockers available and some experts also recommend to install a tool to disable cookies.
The most secure sites are those who serve over an HTTPS connection, instead of HTTP. Where is the difference? In HTTPS, the communication is encrypted by TLS protocol and this guarantees that your personal data will be safe and won’t be shared with the website you’re visiting.
Use a Virtual/Temporary Online Credit Card:
It’s still new, but some banks and other kinds of companies allow you to create these temporary credit cards, which are linked to the real credit card, but with a different number and security code.
If you want to buy something or play games online, choose sites with proper licenses and great reputation. Most secure casino sites show their terms at the bottom of the Homepage and it is possible to check whether they are guaranteed by national or international regulations.
Regarding e-commerce, beside all previous tips, there are some details which could help:
The presence of Better Business Bureau, VeriSign, TRUSTe logos may be a good sign, even if it’s quite simple to fake them. You can also look at the prices: if they are so good, probably it’s a dangerous site. For banking sites, you can be sure that they will never ask personal information through emails or texts, so if you receive any request like that, you should immediately contact a Postal police office and report to them what happened.
Apart from this, a good antivirus system which also gives web security feature and an updated web browser is also a basic requirement which helps against online frauds.
So that’s all for today, apart from these tips did you know any other tip? Let us know in the comments below. Be prepared and navigate safely!
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Romit has been blogging since 2012. He completed his Bachelor of Technology in 2016. And as a passion of blogging, he started this blog 'TechCrack'. He found blogging very interesting and started it with keen enthusiasm. He has experience in content marketing and SEO. Romit is a gadget lover, passionate about new technology and internet marketing. He also likes to explore new places and clicking pictures.
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