Email’s, username’s, passwords and pins are like the keys to your house. Once obtained, can cause a lot of destruction. Therefore you should do everything possible to keep yourself and your house safe. When you’re online on the Internet, there is one thing you should NEVER do and that is to trust people with your information, even if it’s fake information.
Fake information at times could prompt to steady cyberbullying. Protecting all your important information is key to being safe on the web. It begins with HALT. THINK. ASSOCIATE. Taking precautions, thinking twice or more can ensure you zero consequences and can ease your mind from these worries.
Today I will be giving away some few tips, that I’ve learned from over the years that I’ve been in the community and from what I’ve witnessed and experienced.
- Use a password generator: These days there are password generators that are available online, these little tools could help you create unique password and pins. One of them being, passwordgenerator.net. A strong password would usually be 8 characters long, alphanumeric and would contain unique characters.
- Use a different email: There are also many mail services available online, that offer encryption and other methods of securing your email. My suggestion, would be to use these services. ProtonMail is a Switzerland based company and they’re the world’s largest secure email service, developed by CERN and MIT scientists. All your emails are completely anonymous and encrypted. Because they are a Switzerland based company, this means that all your privacy is protected as well under the Swiss Privacy Laws.
- Use Two-Factor Authentication: Two-Factor Auth also known as 2FA in short is the latest security protocol provided by a lot of websites. It’s like a bulletproof vest that you wear to prevent yourself from being shot to death. The days where Captcha was used to protect logins are long gone. To learn more about 2FA, you may read my post here.
- Managing your passwords: This can be a tedious and boring task but it can assure your safety on the web without a doubt, changing your passwords every 30 days could prevent hackers from trying to get into your account and password similarities across the web. If someone has a similar password like you do then it can definitely stir up trouble. Always use different passwords, don’t ever use the same passwords everywhere.
- Use a VPN: At the point when playing on CPPSes, it’s vital that you utilize an intermediary server or other savvy known as Virtual Private Network. There are a lot of VPN’s accessible over the web, both free and paid. Practically every free VPN, contains Ads and has restricted measure of elements. A VPN is a private system that uses an open system to associate remote locales or clients together. The VPN utilizes virtual associations steered through the Internet from the business’ private system to the remote website or representative. By utilizing a VPN, organizations guarantee security – anyone intercepting the encrypted data can’t read it. One of the decent VPN service would be Betternet, which is a cross-platform VPN.
- Never get personal: To avoid getting doxed or your personal information getting leaked, it’s advisable to each and every one of you to never get personal with anyone. Never talk about things such as your address, date of birth, phone number or share pictures/videos of yourself.
Well that’s all for now everyone, I hope you enjoyed reading and I also hope you’ve learned a thing or two, remember that not everyone on the internet is who they say they are, also avoid getting in trouble or causing any sort of drama. If you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the server and don’t ever turn back unless you’re 100% sure.