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The internet has become a cyber attacks hotspot with an average of 26000 attacks a day. The internet is becoming an unsafe place, and we’re all targets. 

Luckily there are ways for us to protect ourselves and the best part is that we don’t need to be part of the IT department to do them. In this article, we discuss   what to look out for and what you can do to protect yourself.

Passwords

Having or using the same password can put you at risk. If you’re using the same password for every account like your Gmail, Facebook and so on, it’s easier for hackers to gain access to your accounts. 

To avoid getting hacked, try your best to use different passwords. Try avoiding meaningful passwords and switch them with a random yet memorable password. So, let’s say you’re opening an online casino account. You may want to try and find yourself a different password from the Gmail one. 

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There are many tips and tricks on the internet that can help you with your password. Sometimes Google can suggest or generate a password for you. This could also be another way for you to get a safe password. 

Software

We all use the software either on our laptops or mobile devices. Our browsers can become vulnerable to attackers. They can use this opportunity to steal personal information. 

To combat this problem, developers regularly update their software. This is why it’s important to update your software regularly. 

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Links

We’ve all bumped into those messages congratulating us on what we’ve just won. We even find these messages in our emails. If you haven’t applied for a new cell phone or haven’t played the lottery, then it’s best to leave the links alone. 

Clicking on these links can leave you vulnerable to attacks because some of them are used to gain access to your computer or cellphone. They use these links to steal information. 

Download verified software

For the most part, we’d like to think that the software we download on our PCs and mobile devices is verified; however, that’s not the case. Some of the software is laced with sources that are meant to steal our information. 

We need to be vigilant with whatever we download or find on the internet because that may be the very app that steals our information. 

Incognito

The incognito option is a very useful tool if you want to hide your information. It’s a setting that will not store your browser history or personal information. This can come in very handy when you are using a public device because it won’t save your information. 

Conclusion

Many things on the internet leave us vulnerable. We can take measures to protect ourselves and ensure that our information is safe and not compromised. Thankfully, these tips and tricks can be done easily and are free.

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