Think of your internet protection like an onion, every layer of skin you peel is another layer of security. There are many things you can do to protect your online presence. So does a VPN protect me? Absolutely, the use of a VPN along with some of the steps below will help to give you rock-solid internet security and privacy.
Strong unique passwords, use a combination of numbers, upper and lower case letters, also incorporate signs. Avoid using birth dates, names, nicknames, addresses. There are many free apps available that will generate strong, unique, random passwords. The practice of using different passwords for every single online account will ensure even greater security.
Install the antivirus program and update regularly, this will help to reduce viruses, malware. Ransomware that will encrypt files and then demand payment to unlock. Trojan horse programs that seem real but steal your private information. It will also help to stop Bots that can turn your computer into a zombie, which then can be controlled and deny access, send spam, basically can be made to do anything the Bot controller wants.
The use of Two Factor Authentication although it may be a pain, will make your accounts more secure, and like an onion add an extra layer of security.
The use of different email addresses for different accounts will help to secure sensitive accounts, for example, a bank account. If you receive a phishing email that looks like your bank, to an email account you have set up for a social media account you will immediately know it is not real.
Clearing cache, web history, cookies, and searches will help to eliminate all the personal data your browser stores. Which in turn will prevent someone from accessing family information, home address, etc?
Securing your Wi-Fi with a password helps to protect your online presence. Doing this will prevent unwanted access to your information. Some thieves have been known to slowly drive up and down streets for unsecured Wi-Fi access.
The use of a mobile security app to protect your phone. Download antivirus program, along with scanning for virus, malware some mobile antivirus apps may support remote wipe, so you can securely remove data if the phone is lost. GPS tracking to remotely locate.
Following these steps and incorporating a VPN service will help to keep your online presence secure. Most people don’t think they are vulnerable while using mobile devices and would-be thieves are looking to exploit this.
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