Internet security is a collective term denoting activities and measures aimed at making your browsing of Internet content safe and “resistant” to attacks by hackers, fraudsters, viruses, or other harmful content.
There is a lot of content about Internet safety, so here are some proven tips to help you surf the Internet more safely:
Secure passwords: A good foundation for using the Internet safely is to set strong passwords that you can remember. Our colleague Matej Orovan wrote an article on this topic on our blog.
Two-step verification: Many users have long ignored the possibility of two-step or multi-step authentication when logging in to a social network or e-mail. It should be set wherever there is access to personal data. Although it may take a few seconds longer to log in, it is worth it for increased security. With two-step verification, the verification code is often sent via SMS and, in some cases, via the application.
Antivirus software: Antivirus programs are also an important aspect of using the Internet safely. Some Windows 10 users rely on Windows Defender, while others use external paid or unpaid software. We have well-known brands such as Avast, Eset, AVG, McAfee, Kaspersky, and others.
SSL certificate and website security: You can verify the presence of an SSL certificate very quickly by clicking on the lock in the upper panel with the URL address. At Google, they also focus on the security of “their” users, which is why, for example, they prefer pages with an HTTP version in the search results and not just an unsecured HTTP version.
Updates: Smartphone and tablet users need to update the software and individual applications regularly. New versions often contain improved security features. In addition, the owners of websites and e-shops should remember plugin updates, also for the same reasons.
Of course, in addition to these basic tips, you should also follow other well-known advice, that is, do not click on suspicious links and sites, as well as do not disclose data such as address and credit card number unless it is a trusted/secure website and the like.