We spend most of our day online. Professionals more so. Our first activity of the day is to login. Our last activity of the day is to shut down the mobile or the laptop. We connect in ways we cannot even comprehend anymore. Our bank accounts, our identities, are all connected and saved on our laptops and mobile phones. So, stealing from us on a digital platform is becoming easier and more and more people are doing it. Right from trying to steal from us on the bidding websites to hacking into our information on social media networks – it is all there. So, it becomes inherently important for us to ensure our safety online.
Here are 5 Tips to Keep Yourself Safe Online:
- Don’t Accept Social Media Friends Requests If You Don’t Know the Person
Social Media has a lot of our information, and that’s data for someone who’s looking to create fake profiles to scam people. If you get a friend request from anyone that you don’t know, be extra careful about accepting the request. In fact, don’t accept the request until you are 100 percent sure that the person is legit and has a reason to contact you.
- Don’t Add Too Much Information on Your Social Network Profile
Yes, we would all want to talk and post about that trip you had ten years ago. You can do that. But before that, hink whether you want ‘everyone’ in your friends’ list to know about it. The best way out is to lock your profile and allow only your close friends to be view your timeline. In this way, you keep your activity away from prying eyes.
- Stay Wary on Payment Platforms
If you are using payment platforms, be doubly sure about what kind of payments you are making and the process. One of the most popular payment scams is someone sending you a link, and making you believe that you are getting the payment. Make it a point to check out how to pay and get payment via the payment platforms. If you are unsure about using the online payment platforms, do not use them and deactivate the accounts that you have with them.
More Tips to Stay Safe Online:
- Invest in an Antivirus Program
Several antivirus programs now offer you a shield from phishing transactions and give you an added layer of protection when it comes to online transactions. Look for one that is the best for you and in your budget, and you will have some peace of mind when it comes to safety online.
- Use Password Protection Everywhere
Wherever it is available, use password protection, whether it’s about unlocking your phone or an app. Nowadays, most apps have a finger-print authenticator, so all that makes life easier for those looking to have a safe life online.
These are some tips that you should look into if you wish to be more than safe during your online journeys. Did you like this article? Want some more like this? Stay with us on UdoU.