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Internet Hacks: Tips To Improve Your Internet Privacy

Restrain yourself from blatantly putting your life out there on social media!

You don’t have to be a high profile Bond-like spy in order to maintain your internet privacy. It just takes a few simple alterations in your internet habits and you are sorted. Maintaining privacy on the internet is constantly proving to be a struggle especially with so much of cyber insecurities going on around. Naturally, you would want to keep your personal data safe first and foremost. Here are a few tips on how you could improve your internet privacy.

Limit What You Share About Yourself On Your Socials

This tip is of course a no brainer! The more personal data you put up on the social media, the more at risk they are for being hacked. Putting out too much information about yourself or your life on social media gives other people an access to your identity as well as your financial information. Typically, try to keep out of the “About Me” spaces on any of your social media handles. Doing this would boost your online privacy and limit the chances of others to come across your personal information or misuse it. Furthermore, remember to create passwords that are complex and strong for your social media profiles. Include numbers, special characters and a mix of the upper and lowercase letters to create a strong password.

Think Twice Before You Hit On A Link

Most people are not careful enough when clicking on website links. Such habits prove to be an advantage for hackers who intrude your online privacy through phishing. Phishing happens when scammers draw out valuable personal or financial information out of you with the help of messages or e-mails that usually appear to have been sent from your credit card company, bank or other institutions that you are associated with. These messages or mails come with a link that you should not open ideally. Hitting on these links would expose all your personal and financial information to the scammers.

Use A Search Engine That Is Anonymous

Most people rely on popular search engines for browsing on the internet. The problem with that is that such engines store you passwords and histories. Move over to an anonymous browser for internet surfing because such search engines do not store your personal data keeping your personal information safe. You can also use the incognito mode for safe browsing.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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