Many of smart hackers around the world are always trying to hack your data, passwords, money and other personal information. I don’t know why they do it for, either they achieve something great stealing property or just for fun. Being on the internet is very risky, we must keep our self and all of our personal data safe from all those hackers.
These days, social networking sites are more prone to be hacked, hence to be secure on the largest social networking site like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ you must have to follow some security tips.
1. Create a hard password
You must create a harder and stronger password that shouldn’t be guessed easily. Password length should be minimum 10 characters with combinations of some special symbols like @#$%^&, UPPER and lower case alphabets, and including few Numbers. The Combination of all above may help you to generate a very good strong password.
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Tip: Write the password in a notebook and keep it at the safer place rather than storing passwords online.
2. Avoid using personal data
Many of users always use their personal data as the password because they are easy to remember for you and get easily hacked. Always avoid using Name, Date of Birth, Place, Mobile Number, Mother or Father name, and other personal data which your society and others know about you.
3. Never use sharing computer or laptops
It always happens that you have visited the internet cafe or any public place computer and login to Facebook or twitter and suddenly the power supply goes off. That means you didn’t log out your account. In many cases it automatically log-out but, sometimes it happens that your password remains there, stored in that public PC and get into wrong eyes. So it is better not to use public computers.
4. One password one account
Always try to maintain one single password for one Account. Do not use the same password for the multiple accounts. Always keep your password unique and strong for each of your account.
5. Never share your password
Always avoid sharing your password to your friends and family, cause you don’t know when your friend will turn and hit you. So take care while doing so.
6. Do not use “remember me”
Take care that you have not allowed the web browser to remember your password. Un-tick the checkbox, if you found “remember me on this computer” especially while using a shared computer.
7. Log out every time
When you have finished using your social networking or online banking always remember to logout account. Logout will help to understand the online website to kill the session protecting from illegal access.
8. Clearing cache and history
When you use public computer always remember to clear your history and cache. It might be that your password have been saved somewhere even you don’t know so it’s better to clear all your browsing data.
Tip: Use Ctrl+F5 for rigorously clearing cache memory and use CTRL+H for quick access to browsing history.
9. Use private browsing
Use the special feature called “Private Browsing” or Incognito Mode, it had been added to all the browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome where all the information you have browsed and password you mistakenly saved won’t get stored. So there will be no need of clearing history and cache as there is no saved data of your browsing.
10. Don’t store, memorize it
Don’t store your password anywhere in your computer or don’t keep it anywhere in online. The best way to keep you password safe is to write it in Book or Page rather than keeping on anywhere in your computer. Many times a fellow person might have seen what you are typing on the keyboard.
Note and Conclusion:
These are few basic tips that you should make a habit while accessing online. My suggestion is to follow all above tips and stay safe stay secured!
If you have anymore security tips, then do not hesitate to drop your thoughts below in comment box.