Staying safe online can be very daunting. This is because of the fact that there are unwholesome activities carried out by individuals on the internet. These include but not limited to hacking, stalking, using pictures of popular individuals to dupe people.
The following are some fundamental strategies to stay safe online:
- Never browse with untrusted networks
Using public WiFi or networks could be very risky as these could help to collect sensitive information such as passwords, account information and the likes. In extreme cases, always ensure that you log out properly from your social media accounts.
- Ensure your social media accounts are properly secured
This could involve using passwords that can be remembered easily by the account owner. As much as possible, never share your social media account details with others. It should in all cases be private and confidential.
- Never Enter your financial account details on untrusted sites.
Some web domains can be dubious or tricky. This could make the victim unaware and in the long run could wreak havoc. In cases like this, always ensure that financial details are kept properly. Ensure that your bank sends a one-time password (OTP) to your phone when about to make financial transactions.
These are basic ways to ensure security online. You have some other suggestions? Please feel free to air your opinions in the comments section. Gracias.