Online Security Tips

>> Thursday, January 24, 2013

This generation has a lot to thank about the innovations not just in communications but to all walks and fields of life. Every move we take we need internet especially. Before we used facsimile communication when we want documents and important letters transmitted quickly but now we can just email it and it will be received in seconds. We can also attached volume of files and send it to whoever needs it.

Communications has taken a big leap with the fast moving innovation of online technology using mobile phones, tablets, computers and other gadgets that makes fast and easy transmittal of data. On many of our transactions we prefer doing it online because it offers convenience like paying bills, shopping, studying, researching, working online and a lot more. With the influx of online services available people took advantage on getting things done online.

Well as great as online transactions are it also has its drawbacks. We should know that when you go online there are also risk in security. There are hackers and identity thieves that will get your precious information and use them to achieve their goal of crippling your network, hack your account or do anything that will put all your online data at risk.

Anyway there are ways on how we can possibly prevent this threats and attacks. Use some Tips for Online Security in your online transactions and usage.

- Backup your files on a scheduled period. Be sure that your pictures, documents and other files are in safe storage such as external hard disk or in CDs

- Have an antivirus to check everything that you download or open in your emails. It can also be used to check your existing files. It’s very important if you’re always online as viruses are commonly transmitted via online transmittal

- Avoid storing personal data online as it would be an easy one for hackers if they will get your data and it can also be used for their illegal online transactions.

- Make sure that your transactions are done only on secure sites as it would lead to risk of identity theft also.

- Provide strong passwords to all your email accounts and be sure to change them periodically.


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