Internet security is a big topic these days. With national security hacking making the news almost every other day, you might be wondering how you can safely browse the internet without putting your data and information at risk.
Safe internet browsing
The most important thing you can do is make sure you use a safe internet browser.
Currently there are three browsers that are ranked as the safest when it comes to keeping malware off your computer:
- Microsoft Edge
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla FireFox
Be sure to use those on your computer so you can keep malware off your computer. Malware is one of the biggest reasons for security flaws in a computer.
Use a VPN
VPN stands for virtual private network and it allows you to connect to the internet and keep your data encrypted. This allows you to keep your data completely safe, avoid censorship, keep hackers out, and keep your most sensitive information hidden.
If you want to read deeper into how VPN’s work and why you should avoid free ones, check this out.
Keep your passwords safe
Most people trust their browsers with their passwords when it comes to allowing auto-fill. That’s the last thing you want to do. If you’re going to store your passwords on your computer, make sure you use a safe program that will at least encrypt your data to make sure hackers can’t access it. You should already be making hard-to-guess passwords, but it’s just as important to make sure they’re safe when you make them.
Update your security
There are a ton of ways you can keep your security safe by customizing your security settings on your computer and your browser. For example, you could block pop up windows, disable “cookies” storage on your browser, or block advertisers from being able to track the websites you surf online.