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24 Privacy Tips a Woman to Use Right Now

In this article, I will discuss the privacy tips a woman should follow while surfing online. In today’s world of social media and mobile apps, a girls social’s life can become a fancy or horror at the same time. Every girl wants to stay connected to family and friends but she must prepare herself to deal with the potential dangers of the Internet. Online stalking, revenge porn, or identity thefts are the most common dangers women can put up with nowadays. Most girls think that getting control of their online privacy is so overwhelming and difficult, thus they become the prey of online cyber animals.

1) You should not link or use the same email account for all online accounts like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

2) View your Facebook profile as someone else, and then adjust the privacy settings.

3) Do not allow your webcam to open when not in use – cover or tape it.

4) Always use password security or PIN code on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

5) Never use someone else laptop or phone to sign in to your email or any other online account.

6) Always use antitracking plug-ins and extensions in your browsers, such as AdBlock Plus, Disconnect, Abine’s Blur, or Ghostery.

7) Never share your password even with your trusted friends or partners.

8) Keep the operating system of your all devices updated with the latest security patches.

9) Beware of Freebies: They may come as games, deals, offers, etc. They may be loaded with spyware, viruses, and malicious software.

10) Always use complex and lengthy passwords. Don’t use easy passwords like your pet or spouse’s name.

11) Avoid using free or public Wi-Fi.

12) Make use of a virtual keyboard wherever possible for better security.

13) Keep the block button handy – block anyone on social media with whom you do not want to interact.

14) To be extra vigilant, you can also configure a Google Custom Alert at http://google.com/alerts/. By doing this, you get an email notification whenever your name, email address, or phone number is indexed to Google’s searched sites.

15) Never send scanned or photos of your ID Card — even to Google or Facebook.

16) Do not ever let your computer or browser save (or “remember”) your passwords. Use a password manager like 1Password, LastPass, KeePass.

17) Do not give the following information out, and do not publish it online: Password, family name, home/workplace address, national ID card number, driving license number, mother’s name, date of birth, public IP address, debit/credit card number, bank A/C number and etc.

18) Back-Up Your Everything: Your Contacts, Your Files, Your Photos.

19) Always try to visit the bank website by typing the URL on the browser. Searching on google may result in a website that may be fake or disguised as a true website where your banking credentials can be compromised.

20) Do always encrypt your computer’s hard drive.

21) Try to use VPN wherever possible to secure access to your own network as well as to public Wi-Fi or Internet access spots.

22) Occasionally, clean out your browser’s cookies, history, and cache.

23) Data never dies! you must think twice before exchanging an old laptop or mobile phone with a new one.

24) Always visit the website that is secured with HTTPS.

Gulraeez Gulshan
Gulraeez Gulshan
I am an engineer, programmer, tech-savvy professional, and very passionate about the latest technologies for the modern web, mobile, cloud-native, machine learning, and network automation. I have a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from a renowned university in Pakistan. I have not limited myself to a certain set of skills in this era where technology is in a state of flux; I have experience working with an extensive range of technologies and learning daily to update my skills and adapt to the latest technologies

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