Let us begin by wishing you a very happy Safe Internet week. This does not mean that you need to practice using the internet safely only for this week. You should try and make it a good habit of using the internet safely.
For this reason we have taken up the responsibility to educate you and help you to understand how to use the internet safely.
1) Be wary of Free WIFI:
Everything free is great right? Wrong. You should be very careful while using free wifi signals. Use it only for browsing. Do not use it for anything personal like payment of any kind via Mobile wallets or logging into any social media accounts or even checking your email account. You can also secure your account:
Visit Gmail app> Tap the three lines on the top left corner of the app> settings>Tap ID> Manage your Google account> Run security check.
2) Application access:
After we download an application, we allow it to access everything in our phone starting with Gallery, contacts and even location. Do not do that. Stop and check before giving access to your personal information to these apps. Try to hide things like Contact list, location, etc.
3) Password tips:
We all are guilty of forgetting our passwords. Hence some of us decide to keep the same password for everything. Do not do that. Also our passwords end up being very generic. For example: our nick names, our parent’s name, Date of birth, our partner’s name, our child’s name, our pet’s name, etc. That is not a good idea. Try including special characters, numbers, Upper and lower case letters. The more unique it is, the better.
4) Read terms and conditions:
The most popular lie we all say every day is tick that little box which has “I agree to the terms and conditions” beside. We should start going through the terms and conditions. There are lot of important information which might come in handy later, instead of trying to contact the customer care.
5) Keep track of downloads:
Do not download anything from simply any site. There is no point in taking such a risky step. Most of those links are disguised malware. They might even look like applications. Do not download any suspicious apps or any apps from the any suspicious sites.
6) Be careful while purchasing online:
Go shopping online on well-known and secure site. Do not upload your account or card details in any random sites. Or else the details will be lying in open for Cyber criminals to take advantage of your personal details.
7) Update your Anti-Virus Program:
The heading itself is self-explanatory for this one. Please keep your anti – virus updated so that you do not become a victim to virus attacks.
With that being said, be safe, browse safe.