In recent developments in online data collecting, it is now an enormous market and the threat of getting your information stolen on the internet is very, very real.
Every other day, you hear another story about security breaches and stolen data. Securing your online information from preying eyes is a must if you care about your data being stolen. Even huge companies like Facebook, Google etc. collects your data to optimize their advertisements. In a world where online ads are booming, its only natural that attackers sometimes target your personal information with the intent of selling them to big companies. Security measures taken by establishments for the protection of your data is not always perfect.
So what can we do?
For starters, yo can scan the web for different kinds of browsers. Instead of going with the most popular browser, you can search for a different browser with more security options, even if its a lesser known one, it’s definetly better than some of the popular choices. (P.S.: The browsers incognito mode doesn’t block ISPs from monitoring your activity.)
Consider buying a trustworthy VPN. If it doesn’t slow your internet connection and provides different regions to connect from, it’s safe to say it will improve your online security.
Disable cookies. Cookies help websites to track you cross-site, meaning if you allow cookies in a certain website, that website then can track your online activity to show you relevant ads. Disabling this option will also improve level of your privacy.
Every device that has an internet connection needs extended measures to protect your privacy, not just the computers. Mobile devices, iPads, etc. can be used to collect much more valuable data than just plain web browsing.
Try to use HTTPs instead of HTTP. HTTPS doesn’t cover your privacy much more than HTTP does, but it’s still one step ahead, because HTTPS links are actually encrypted. Try to be careful the next time you’re browsing through an HTTP link, and be extra careful when you’re sharing your personal information through it.
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