More data protection on the Internet - with these tips it works out

There are numerous issues that are currently occupying the world. Among other things, the Corona crisis is on everyone's lips. But that does not mean that other things are not relevant. Among other things, now that almost everyone spends the day at home anyway, the question of security on the net plays an important role.

Especially when it comes to data protection, there have been scandals time and again, after all. So it is only understandable that the population longs for more privacy. We would like to show what it takes to have more privacy on the Internet.

Use an up-to-date antivirus programViruses

are a significant risk to online security.

Not infrequently, they result in fraud and/or data theft. It is therefore essential to always use an up-to-date virus protection program. Basically, it does not even have to be a paid version. In the meantime, there are some free virus programs that have a good reputation and seem to work flawlessly.

However, that doesn't mean that a paid program isn't better. It is only questionable whether it is really necessary. To do without an antivirus program, however, is out of the question. This would open up far too big a security gap.

Use different passwordsMost

people are logged on to the Internet in many places and always use one and the same password for this. However, this is a major security threat. If hackers get hold of a service's password, they can access all the services where the user is logged in. This can lead to financial loss or damage to reputation, for example.

It is therefore much better to always use different passwords. This may be a little more cumbersome, but it makes a significant contribution to our security.

Be sparing with personal detailsUnfortunately,

it is difficult to avoid giving away your data on the Internet. After all, they are required by numerous services.

Among others, social platforms like Facebook and payment providers like PayPal. Nevertheless, users should try to use personal data as sparingly as possible. At least when it is possible. After all, even the General Data Protection Regulation offers no guarantee that one's own data will not be misused without consent.

Personal data should therefore be protected as much as possible. And not only on the net, but also in the offline world.

Caution with search enginesIt

is admittedly no longer a secret that search engines collect our data and use it for various purposes. In the past, there have been quite a few scandals in this regard. Even the market leader Google had to take a lot of criticism.

However, we are of course aware that no one can or wants to do without search engines. But there are at least ways to do something for his security. Among other things, the Firefox browser offers some options here. By means of configurations, it is possible to set the browser to collect practically no more personal data.

Those who attach great importance to their privacy should consider this step or, if necessary, even use the Tor Browser. Furthermore, it is advisable to check the regulations regarding data protection.

Joseph Gagné
Joseph Gagné

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