10 Ways To Keep Your Personal Data Safe Online

July 13, 2017
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Best Tips For Keep Your Personal Data Safe Online

No doubt internet has changed our lives in countless ways but at the same time it has a dark side as well. Personal privacy is lost somewhere that has left people vulnerable to the shady companies, individuals as well as security agencies. However, it does not mean nothing can be done in this regards, there are ways adopting which one can ensure personal data, privacy and limit the exposure.

Tim Berners Lee, the designer and founder of the internet technology looked for a noun that would describe what he made. He eventually came up with the noun “web” and this is how the World Wide Web earned its name. To the inventor of this world, the noun definitely would have been perfect as it is organic linking of the sites as well as pages that he always thought about. In day to day life, webs are actually the things that spiders usually weave in order to catch their prey. Looking at the metaphor, we see this networked technology actually serving the purpose of being captured by.

Think of a giant global web, where there are two billion flies trapped. Most of the unfortunate creatures do not even know that they have been trapped. They actually wandered willingly and happily in to the web. Some of these also think that they can easily escape whenever they will want to but all of them are wrong. This means that there is no form of electronic communication that can be considered to be secured as being taken care of by commercial companies.

10 Best Ideas For Your Secure Online Data

It is being suspected that 90% of the communication that is routed via TOR network is making use of encryption that can actually be hacked. So what one can do to prevent one from all this and honest answer is that there is no solution. However, there are certain things that can be done to ensure communication to be less insecure. Let us see 10 ideas of getting it done:

Email: Rethink about your email setup. Assume that all the free webmail services as well as emails are suspect. Gear yourself up to pay for the services like Fastmail.

Encryption: Several publically accessible tools have adopted the science of encrypting email and files. It actually facilitates people in keeping things safe and secured.

Web browsing: Browsing is what internet users mostly and hence browser privacy and security is worth noticing. Make use of thee free available tools like; Tor Browser to maintain your privacy and to obscure your click stream.                    

Cloud services: Stop using all kinds of cloud services and if you want to use them then ensure that it is encrypted.

Archiving and file storage: People are making use of the services like dropbox to store data.

Social networking: You should delete your Facebook account. In case you do not want to then avoid mentioning your date of birth there. What is the need of giving your identity to the thieves? No matter how strict privacy settings you set for your account, you just cannot control the information that your friends share.    

Date location: Avoid using services that need information about your location.

Wireless services: Bluetooth should be off by default in your devices. Switch it on only when you need to use it.

Personal security: Think of the passphrase rather than a password. It can be any meaningless sentence that you can remember.

Search engines: Almost all the search engines track down your search history and build your profiles. Use the ones that do not track your inquiries.

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