10 Cyber Safety Tips Every Internet User Must Know

10 Cyber Safety Tips Every Internet User Must Know

imageThe Internet is a fun place to be, but it is also riddled with hackers, online scammers, and malware artists. These notorious entities are out there, waiting for you to falter so that they can latch onto you like parasites to feed on your money and identity. Scary huh? But hey, we are here to ensure that you are safe. And with that thought in mind, here’s a quick slideshow on 10 cyber safety tips every Internet user must know.

Use uppercase, lowercase, special characters and numbers in your passwords.

Tip 1: Be Smart with Passwords.

Use a Pin, Password, Pattern or Face Lock.

Tip 2: Lock Your Device.

Use patched & up-to-date browsers, software, and OS.

Tip 3: Apply Software Updates.

Avoid selecting ‘Keep me Logged In’ or ‘Remember me’.

Tip 4: Always Log Off.

Download free software only from verified publishers.

Tip 5: Beware of Freeware.

Your money and data are safe with well-known online stores.

Tip 6: Shop from Trusted Sites.

Accept friend requests only from people you know.

Tip 7: Know Your Online Friends.

Shop and bank only on sites whose URL begins with ‘https’.

Tip 8: Use Secure Websites.

You’ll receive a passcode every time you log in to your account.

Tip 9: Use 2-Step Verification.

It’ll protect your PC against hackers and malware.

Tip 10: Use an Antivirus.

BECAUSE… Cyber Safety begins with you