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Top 10 Internet Security Tips

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The Internet has always been an marvelous place, but just like any other public location, people must learn to stay careful while they’re using, in order to stay safe. Cyber criminals are trying to hide around every corner of Internet, just waiting to obtain an opportunity to steal information, Exploit your device, or send unwanted advertisements.

However, simply by following these Top 10 security tips, computer users can stay protected while using their loved internet.

1. Your Intelligence is your Best Protection: 

Cyber Awareness Among Consumers is most important today.
Just Having the No. 1 rated Internet security software, anti-virus protection, spam guards, firewalls, and other protections won’t do be good enough, if the user ignores warnings from the protection software nothing is going to protect them against threats.

2. Stay updated to the latest security tools and know threats.

Many organizations like McAfee, Fsecure, Ethical Hackers' Club have made it their full-time job to make the Internet a safer place. Having the latest security applications can protect you against frequestly varying stages of cyber threats. Because cyber criminals are getting more sophisticated, your old outdated products are not going to protect you against them.

3. Keep all your Operating System, Applications and Internet browsers updated.

Cyber Criminals are intensifying their skill sets with each and ever technnological advancement today. And the makers of your loved softwares are widely joining the fight against cyber crime. Having the most up-to-date programs will help you in protection from latest threats.

4. Think Before You Trust an E-mail.

Cyber criminals create infected e-mails with subject to tug heart-strings, inflame passions about politics, and appeal to people’s religions knowing that they will be passed on and on. Joke e-mails are some of the worst offenders for carrying malware. Documents, and other datas recieved from cyber criminals mostly are exploited with malware.

5. Look before you bounce.

Phishing Web sites and spam e-mails can trick even most intelligent tech users into giving up personal information. Any reputable company will never ask for a password or a Social Security number. Look at the URL of site properly to insure it isn't any third party. Never type in  any password or security key other then unofficial links.

6. Use strong passwords.

Learn more about creating strong password from our password day post and also try Microsoft free tool to check if your passwords will confound common cyber criminals.

7. Watch out your Facebook Privacy.

Even if someone is not your friend cyber criminals tend to collect informations from your social profiles. Be cautious on what you share over social sites specially over facebook and keep in touch with privacy settings over facebook.
The best rule is never to say anything on a social site you would never say out loud in public.

8. Educate childrens about Cyber Threats.

Since the change in generation today it can easily be noticed how even a 2 years kid is crazy about tech. And as world gets more tech savvy the responsibilities of teachers and parents are increasing. Children should be taught about scams, predators, and ways to be safe in the cyber world.

9. Don’t use a preview window.

Preview windows many times have the ability to automatically open e-mails or files and subject a computer to a malwares, before it can be stopped.

10. If it seems fishy, (or Something That is Hard to Believe) it probably is.

The old age saying " Everything that glitters isn't Gold" Goes true, if thers something which seems to be very nice, try to find out the fact behind it. Don’t worry about being paranoid with suspicious e-mails and Web sites. Ignore the site or the e-mail to stay secure.

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