It’s important to protect yourself online always, it is well known that as technology use increases across the world today, it has increase cyber crime.These tips will always help keep your online activity safe and secure.
<Always use two-step verification
Two-step verification makes it more difficult for hackers to access your accounts, even if they’re able to obtain your password. Each time you sign into your account, you will be prompted to enter a time-sensitive security code that has been sent to your mobile phone. I already used two-step verification on my Google, Facebook and Twitter accounts and even my online banking. That’s the only reason they remained safe and secure. When available, you should always have two-step verification enabled.
<Do not use same password
Create a different password for each app, website and service that you use. Make your passwords strong.always use a combination of complex characters, symbols, capital letters and, if possible, spaces. Don’t use publicly available information, such as a pet’s name or a birthday, and make the password as unique as possible — Facebook123, 123456, password! and dan15 are not good passwords to use.
<Check out as guest
Nearly every online retailer will ask you to create an account before checkout. If you can check out as a “guest,” you should. Using a guest account will keep a lot of your personal data off the company’s servers and safe in the event of a hack.
This may work for websites you don’t visit very often, but it isn’t practical for sites you purchase from frequently or those that don’t allow guest accounts such as Amazon.
<Try a password manager
These programs store all of your passwords in an encrypted vault that can only be opened by a master password you create and only you know. Since the software can’t even see that master password, you should use a unique password that you’ll be able to remember — but avoid all of those dead simple ones (like birthdays or pet names) that anyone could get from looking at your Facebook page.
<Check out the ones listed below:
All are quite good, with different features and interfaces. I recommend researching all of them out to find the one that fits your needs.