The cybersecurity it should become a habit today. At Depor we have shared several tutorials to keep a WhatsApp account secure, such as avoiding sharing the six-digit code that comes to you as a text message. But these habits should also apply to other apps, websites, emails, and places where you share private information.
Here are 7 advanced online security tips, including managing passwords, using VPNs, and more, so you can keep your data and privacy safe. Remember to keep your passwords updated and check in secure portals if they have already been violated or shared in third-party apps.
7 Advanced Online Security Tricks: Password Management and More
Use a password manager
One of the best ways to protect your online accounts is to use a password manager, like LastPass or 1Password. These tools allow you to store, generate, and autofill strong, unique passwords for every website or app you use.
Enable two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. When enabling it, you will need to enter a unique code that will be sent to you via SMS, email, or an authenticator app, in addition to your password.
Use a VPN
A virtual private network (VPN) allows you to surf the internet securely and anonymously by masking your IP address and encrypting your data. Some recommended VPN providers include ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and CyberGhost.
Check the security of your connection
Make sure to always use secure and encrypted connections (HTTPS) when browsing the internet. The HTTPS Everywhere extension can help ensure that you are always using a secure connection.
Keep your devices and software up to date
Make sure to keep your devices and software up to date with the latest versions and security patches. Updates often include fixes for known security vulnerabilities.
Protect your email accounts
Your email account is the center of your digital life and therefore an attractive target for cybercriminals. Be sure to use a strong and unique password, enable two-factor authentication, and keep your antivirus programs up to date.
Beware of phishing
Phishing is a common cybercrime tactic that attempts to trick you into revealing sensitive information, such as passwords or bank details. To protect yourself, never click on suspicious links or provide personal information through unsolicited emails.
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