HOW SECURE IS YOUR INTERNET SECURITY?
Imagine a stranger walking up to you and asking you for your home address, your telephone number and you full names. They simply look you in the face and say “Hello, please type in your full details into my phone.” Would you give them?
Sounds like a rhetoric question of sorts to the average person –and yet most of us are giving away all our details to strangers. Not even one with whom you have gained some kind of contact; we are giving away our personal details nearly everyday to strangers we have not even seen, whose existence we haven’t even verified. All in the name of digital trending.
Here are some of the ways to know that you are playing safe when navigating the internet.
Lock up on your personal Info
It is rather easy to get a buy-in for certain products when one sends one lead magnet or other on the internet. A simple PDF with very little detail about a product or personal problem can do much to send you into a frenzy typing in your life history and important details just so you get that freebie. The risk is that internet fraudsters know this all too well. So how do you ensure your safety while making the most of what the internet has to offer you for your personal edification?
The major challenge comes when the site you are working from is not even protection savvy itself. You can find out if the site you are working from is secure by checking the site information on the address bar where there is a tiny lock icon which when you click will show you the certificate validity.This shows you that it is a verified site because it has an SSL certificate. Stay with me -will be writing more on this in future blogs. Meantime, check out authenticity.com.
Keep your Privacy Settings on
Your security is dependent on the amount of freedom you give your browser. There could be nothing more annoying than a pop-up on your screen when you want to rush into that exciting content from that site you have just discovered, right? Well, there is nothing more riskier either. The moment you get that pop-up that the site you are on is insecure, you get to be super cautious with the personal information you input there. I mean-really, if they could not care enough about your security to get certification, how trustworthy can they get with your information at their disposal?
Now that you have the basics of browsing security, We will dig further into just how security features on the internet work and what protocols are there to ensure that.
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