With more and more of us using the internet right now, whether it be to work from home or just stay connected, it’s more important than ever to stay secure online. You might be wondering how secure you are when surfing the web, using apps, or making video calls. If you’re concerned about staying safe online, take a look at these simple tips to help keep you secure…
1. Use Unique Passwords (for each and every login)
Use a password generator and password manager to help keep your passwords extra secure and ensure you don’t forget them. The more complex (and therefore safer) they are, the more difficult it is to remember them!
2. Use a VPN
You should use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) any time you connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi network that you don’t know. When you use an unknown network, you have no idea who might be trying to access your files and data.
3. Use Two-Factor Authentication and turn it on!
Ok, so this can often be a pain in the behind, but it does help to keep you secure! Two-factor authentication verifies your identity and reduces the risk of an unwanted visitor accessing your accounts!
4. Clear your cache
Don’t underestimate how much your browser’s cache knows about you. Saved cookies, saved searches, and Web history could point to your address, family information, and other personal data. Be cautious and clear your cache!
5. Don’t be tempted by the ‘Save Password’ Feature
We repeat, don’t be tempted by the ‘save password’ feature! As tempting and time-saving it may be, it sure isn’t hugely secure. Use a password manager, it’s safer than storing passwords directly in your browser.