Friday, August 23, 2013

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Internet Security Tips For Everday Use

Internet Security

As a tech blog, I think it would be just right to share some internet security tips with everyone who are reading this blog. The internet is a wonderful place for people of all ages to enjoy.  Everything from a quick search for a nice family meal recipe for cooking an enjoyable dinner, to online gaming or even browsing stock options is open to anyone with even the most basic of internet connections and let me just say, security software will surely help.

But as fantastic as the internet can be, it can also be a very dangerous place for anyone unaware of how important internet security can be.  From internet novice to world wide web expert, there are some basic internet security tips that should be followed in the day to day happenings online, generally you need to have a computer security to ensure every user of your computer are safe.

Password Strength

A common reminder in company e-mails is to use strong passwords for all of your accounts.  This number one reminder is there for a reason.  If someone is able to get into your personal e-mail or banking account because your password isn't strong enough, they will suddenly have access to a slew of information that you really don't want them to have.  Eliminate this risk by choosing a strong password with both numbers and letters, that has nothing to do with common information about yourself such as your birthday or children's names.  Also, use different passwords for all of your accounts, especially your personal e-mail.

Secure Sites

One very easy way to protect yourself while shopping online or just browsing around the internet, is to look at the web address before entering any personal information.  A website starting with "Https" rather than "Http" means that there is an internet security protocol installed on that site, and any information you enter will be transmitted through encrypted code.  This makes it far less likely to be intercepted by basic hacking programs, and will give you the peace of mind that you need.

Beware The Public Network

In a world of Wi-Fi and coffee shop domains, it is very important to understand just what open networks are.  Any unsecured Wi-Fi network has the potential to allow in any number of unsavory tech savvy people that just want your credit card information.  So always use proper firewalls when browsing on open Wi-Fi, and never visit sites that you wouldn't want others to see, such as online shopping or banking sites.

At the end of the day, simply playing it smart while playing online can save both your mind and your wallet and there are a lot of security software available these days who are updating and improving their softwares to provide you with the best service for your computer security and for your whole family. So remember, there is no greater internet security than a strong mind and a close eye.

About the Author

Gay Aida Dumaguing

is a 27 years old Filipina from the Cebu, Philippines. A graduate of B.S. Information Technology from a well-known University, now a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Expert who serves businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers from around the globe. She's also the blogger of Exotic Philippines, a blog that promotes the Philippine tourism.

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