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5 tips to help you keep you safe and private online

 


Securing your devices and data online doesn't require much effort, in fact, many tips you can read to be safer and protect your privacy in your behavior while browsing the web and using apps, things like: pressing suspicious links, installing apps from unreliable sources are the most prominent behaviors you should avoid.

Here we will give you 5 tips that will help you to be safer online:

1- Install the antivirus application and make sure it is updated regularly:


The importance of your device's antivirus application is that it will be the first shield to keep your digital security, protecting you from malware that tries to infiltrate your devices, such as ransomware, trojans, and other malware.

In theory, the application can be installed and allowed to work in the background without the intervention of you, to automatically scan the applications and files in your device and download updates from the Internet and other actions, but you should still open the application every now and then, where most antivirus applications often display a green icon in their icon which indicates that everything is ok.

But if you see the code in yellow or red, you should open the app and follow the instructions to get things back on track, plus if the app doesn't include ransomware protection, consider adding a separate app to protect you from malicious ransomware.

2- Find out all about the security apps you install:


Many security apps activate features and settings to keep your device safe and protect your data and information by default, but that's not enough instead you should check all the options and features in the app for maximum benefit to protect your device.

You should then check the app settings and make sure that the inactive settings are activated, plus you can refer to the app's website to see all the features you offer and how to activate them in the right way to protect your digital security.

3. Use unique passwords for each account:


One of the easiest ways cybercriminals steal your data or impersonate you online is by obtaining a set of user login data and passwords from a single source, such as: hacking into a site or app, getting users' data, and then trying to use the same data and passwords in other services.

Their success in taking over one of your accounts means that the rest of the accounts will be in danger if you use the same password, so to avoid such situations, create a unique and powerful password for each account.

If you find it hard to remember them all, you can use a password management app to do it for you and all you have to do is make sure you save the main password that secures the app itself, plus the app will save you a lot of time and effort trying to create a strong password for each account.

4.Use different email addresses for different types of accounts:


Highly organized and systematic people often use different email addresses to keep their identities separately online, as this step helps them quickly acquire phishing messages. If you access the user an email claiming to be from their bank at the address they use to register on social media sites, they can confirm that the message is fake.

5. Use passcodes even when they are optional:


Activate the pin lock feature in any app or device wherever it is available, even if it is optional, and the good thing is all smartphones offer the option to lock the phone itself or apps with a passcode of your choice so that no one can browse your apps when you get your phone.

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