If anyone asks you how much you care about your privacy, you’ll probably tell that person that you care a lot. But if you really do, how come everyone knows what’s going in your life? You post tons of information on social media, share your personal information with vendors and manage your bank accounts online.
There are a lot of people who want to get a hold of your personal information. Malicious hackers are trying to hack your email and social media accounts and are trying to steal from you. Good thing is, there are steps you can take to protect your privacy online.
Follow the tips below to help increase your online privacy.
Think before sharing your personal information
Turn on private browsing
Every company that advertises online wants to gather as much information about you. They want to what you like, who you’re friends with on social media and what you buy. They do this because they want to serve you with relevant ads and sell you more products and services. If you don’t want anyone to see where you’re hanging out online, be sure to enable private browsing.
Hide your IP address
Your ISP assigns an IP address to your device. Each time you use the Internet, your activities are logged by your ISP. Because of this, they can identify your name, location, sites you visit, the browser you use, emails you have sent and receive and pretty much everything you do online.
Using a VPN is one of the most important steps to protect your privacy. Nobody will be able to associate what you’re doing with who you are since your connection is encrypted.
Guard your birth date and contact number
Your birth date is a key piece of information many providers use for verification. The same goes for your contact numbers. Try not to display this information, if possible. For the latest security news, information and releases, contact our software licensing experts at Royal Discount. We are a Certified Microsoft, Symantec and Adobe partner specializing in bulk purchases & discounts. Call us direct at 1-877-292-7712.