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  • Writer's pictureThe Unfiltrd Team

7 Tips for Internet Safety

Internet safety is an important topic for everyone who uses the internet, regardless of age or level of experience. In this blog, we will discuss some essential tips to help you stay safe while using the internet. Some of it we have covered before, some of it will be new information. But it’s always good to get a refresher on these things.

Use Strong Passwords

One of the most important things you can do to protect your online accounts is to use strong passwords. A strong password is one that is difficult to guess, and contains a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts, and change your passwords regularly.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security that requires you to provide two different types of authentication to access your account. For example, you might be asked to enter your password and then verify your identity using a code sent to your phone or email. Enabling two-factor authentication can significantly reduce the risk of your accounts being hacked.

Be Careful What You Share Online

Be mindful of what you post online, as it can be difficult to remove or delete information once it’s been shared. Avoid sharing personal information such as your full name, address, phone number, or social security number. Be cautious when sharing pictures or videos, and always consider who might see them.

Be Wary of Suspicious Emails and Links

Be cautious of suspicious emails or links, as they could be a phishing attempt. Phishing is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to trick people into revealing sensitive information. If you receive an email or link that looks suspicious, don’t click on it. Instead, verify the source before taking any action.

Use Antivirus Software

Antivirus software can help protect your computer from malware, viruses, and other online threats. Make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date, and run regular scans to check for any potential issues.

Keep Your Software Updated

Keeping your software up-to-date is an important part of staying safe online. Software updates often include security patches that can help protect your computer from vulnerabilities. Set your software to update automatically to ensure you always have the latest security features.

Use Secure Networks

Avoid using public Wi-Fi networks for sensitive activities such as online banking or shopping. Public Wi-Fi networks can be insecure, and hackers can easily intercept your data. If you must use public Wi-Fi, use a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your data and protect your privacy.

In conclusion, internet safety is a crucial aspect of online life. By following these tips, you can help protect yourself and your information from online threats. Stay safe!

See you next time! Sara Lyn Chacón, Unfiltrd Staff

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