10 Dos and Don’ts of Internet Security on Cyber Security Awareness Month

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October is observed as the Cyber Security Awareness Month. And we thought of celebrating it by sharing some essential dos and don’ts of Internet security with you. And here they are.

The DOs

1. While you are banking, shopping or paying your bills online, check if the website’s URL begins with ‘https’. Also look for the padlock icon, which indicates that the connection is secure.

2. Go for unique, and hard to guess passwords. Never keep the same password for different online accounts. Create a password that has a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters, and numbers.

3. Use your primary email address to stay in touch with people you know or are acquainted with.

4. For social media sites, use an email address that you do not use for important communications.

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5. Avoid using free, unsecured Wi-Fi for shopping or banking on the Internet and even for logging into your social media profiles.

6. Delete old accounts that you do not use anymore.

7. Before downloading any free software, research on the software and the website hosting it. Ensure the software’s publisher is verified.

8. Access your bank’s website by manually typing its URL in the address bar. Never access it from an email or a text message.

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9. Never click on links or download attachments in unwanted, unexpected emails, even if such emails look like they are from a known source.

10. Take regular backups of all your important files. Doing this is more important now that ransomware attacks are becoming so rampant. It is recommended to store the backup on external hard drives and connect them to your PC as less as possible. Alternatively, you can also use a trusted cloud-based backup service.

The DONT’s

1. Avoid making your personal information public on social media sites and the Internet in general. Read this post to know about the disadvantages of sharing too much information online.

2. Avoid checking ‘Keep me logged in’ or ‘Remember me’ options on websites, especially on public computers.

3. Never use your official email address for social media sites.

4. Never use any of your personal information such as name, date of birth, address, etc., as your password.

5. Never respond to pop-up ads that may come up on your screen. Close such pop-ups from the task manager; press Alt+Ctrl+Delete.

6. Avoid visiting inappropriate websites or websites that you are not fully aware of.

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7. Always log out of online accounts when you are done. This is especially important when you are using a public computer.

8. Do not install software that comes as an attachment in emails.

9. Avoid saving your credit/debit card information on websites and web browsers.

10. Never share your personal/bank details on phone, email or SMS, even if the caller/sender seems genuine.

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To conclude this list of the dos and don’ts of Internet security with one last important tip, invest in an antivirus software that offers multilayered security that can block infected websites, emails, and downloads. The antivirus should also offer protection against ransomware attacks and the latest malware threats.

Being cyber aware is the first step to your Internet safety. If you find this post helpful, do share it with your friends and peers. Stay safe!

Rajiv Singha

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Anirban Dutta
Anirban Dutta
4 years ago

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Dina Mohan Pegu
4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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Alok Kumar mukherjee
Alok Kumar mukherjee
4 years ago

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Vijay Doke
4 years ago

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Sanjay Bhadane
4 years ago

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Hardeep Singh
Hardeep Singh
4 years ago

A very good effort to make us aware of the risks and how to go about the tasks. Very Informative.
Thanks

Mahesh Paranjape
Mahesh Paranjape
4 years ago

Very useful and important information

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rahul tiwari
4 years ago

hello sir
how can I delete facebook account permanently ?

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Anirban Dutta
4 years ago
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4 years ago

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Ravi Sharma
4 years ago

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sultana k
4 years ago

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Cletusdsouza
4 years ago

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Sanjib Das
4 years ago

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Kunal Rathi
4 years ago

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SHIVRAJSINH DESHMUKH
4 years ago

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Sanal kumar
4 years ago

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Ahammed
4 years ago

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Laxmikant Khairnar
4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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Raj
4 years ago

I have different problem that whenever I restart my laptop or start after shut down, the QH icon in taskbar is always orange. When I open QH it shows msg. of system is secure, update is also of current date so I do not know why it is happening. If I click reset to default setting then the icon turns green. I do this all the time when I start the laptop. I have Win 10 installed, it should not be problem since it has started only since one month. Please tell me what seems to be the problem. Should… Read more »

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

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