Basic Steps for Internet Safety

Though I may not know everything there is to know about the internet, I do know how to protect my computer.  It’s not that hard, really, if you follow a few basic rules.  There are new viruses showing up daily, along with other new things to look out for, so let’s look over these few rules that can help keep you safe online.

  1. 12659966-Cyber-attack-concept-in-word-tag-cloud-isolated-on-white-background-Stock-PhotoThe Browser You Use:  Some of the most enjoyed browsers are not the safest when surfing the Internet.  A few of them can lead to bigger problems through continued use.  My personal favorite browser if Firefox.  It is an advanced browser and it is free.  Yes, you heard correctly…a free browser is, in my opinion, the safest one to use at this time.  With constant upgrades, Firefox’s security is in the top of it’s field.
  2. Your Passwords:  It’s hard not to use the same password for every application  I find myself doing it quite often.  This can lead to really big security problems, though.  If someone were able to guess your password, they could log in to many of your accounts, leaving you very much at risk.
  3. Filters:  There are many types of new filters for using the Internet and web browsing on the market.  In fact, there are so many that it would take too long in this articles to go over them all.  Looking around the Internet, you will see how many are available.  Using filter software is very handy for keeping young eyes away from web sites that you would prefer them not to see.

As you can see, there are several things you can do to help protect yourself on the internet.  This is merely three ideas here, and is barely scratching the surface.  Spend some time online looking at other options for keeping you and your loved ones safe.