Internet Safety Tips from Google Employee for Protecting your Privacy and Data

Google is everywhere, and collects user data for analytics and research purposes. Its not just google which collects your data, your Internet behavior, Computer activity and more. Your ISP keeps a track of your Activity and there are high chances that third party software providers and hackers also spy on various data of random users or targeted users most of the time.

Google’s Information Security Engineers have recently spoke to Business Insider magazine about Best Internet Security Practices to prevent being hacked and avoid web services and hackers spy on users privacy and data.

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It is our responsibility to stay secure and safe online. Learning few security measures and knowing the Do’s and Dont’s will definitely be very helpful for anyone.

Internet Safety Tip #1: Avoid Public Computers

If you regularly use public computers at cyber cafe’s and other places, then its time to avoid it here after. Hotels, Libraries and other public computer places are easy spots for hackers and other people to monitor on random user data. So avoid using your Emails, Web account Log in accounts and other sensitive information on public WiFi networks and computers.

Internet Safety Tip #2: Use Different Passwords

People normally use the same password for all Internet services. Your facebook password, gmail password and other web forums you have signed up passwords may all be same to prevent forgetting. But the problems is, it makes the hackers job a lot easier to take control of all your web accounts access if they know any one service password. So keeping separate passwords for different services is recommended.

Also Read, Free Password Managers for iPhone and iPad

Internet Safety Tip #3: Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Not all the web services provide this two-factor authentication service, but whichever service you use offers two-factor authentication, then delay no more. Enable Two-Factory Authentication on Gmail, Facebook and other services to ensure safe and secure login.

This tight security measure makes the hacking facebook accounts, gmail accounts too complex for hackers as they should also need to own your mobile device.

Internet Safety Tip #4: Installing a Browser or any Software Plug-In? Think Twice

We love extensions. Especially Browser extensions are super cool and brings several services right in front of us with single click on browser icon. But make sure you install browser plugins that you really know. Most of the time, bundled software brings new plugins to browsers and other softwares. Recently, we have seen such case from a popular torrent service provider uTorrent where you will be installing a Bitcoin Miner on your computer as a bundle software along with uTorrent client software.

Also Read, Best Torrent Downloader Apps for Mac OS X

So before clicking on next, next, next while installing any software, make sure you read the steps on the page and know what you are doing.

Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers supports extensions and they do offer good security measures to prevent your data from being stolen by hackers. But they still allow those third party extensions to collect your data. So beware and avoid installing plugins and browser extensions that you don’t have good ratings and reviews from users.

Security Software’s play a very important role in protecting you against these add-on installations, malware and spyware intrusions. It is very important to install antivirus software on Windows PC with Firewall protection to monitor and fight against Viruses, Malwares and Trojans.

We recommend you to take a look at Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 software or Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 software to protect you and your family from Online attacks.

Internet Safety Tip #5: Always update your Software’s

This is one essential security practice, and most of the computer users ignore it with a thinking of saving the Internet Bandwidth. Know what you download, additionally keep your software’s updated to latest version. It is important to receive security updates and other essential bug fixes from software manufacturers. So always download and install updates when they are released and available.

Also Read, mSpy Review, Best Mobile Monitoring Software for iPhone and Android

We believe, these Internet Security Tips will help you protect your privacy and data online. Also, feel free to drop us your queries if you have any. Thanks for reading and feel free to share this post with friends and followers. Have a wonderful day.

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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