The Internet is a world of infinite information. It confers the possibility to communicate, learn new things, work, and entertain. But at the same time, it is the source of information for adversaries.
For example, 92% of malicious soft is delivered through emails. In this regard, it’s crucial to use online privacy tools in order for users to prevent data leaks, cyber attacks, and other kinds of threats on the Internet.
Secure account management
The unique and complicated password is the key to online security. Many people fall victims to cyber attacks in view of the ”bad” passwords. Here is a couple of examples:
Modern developers have worked out the services that fix whether your password is strong or weak:
- How secure is my password;
- The Password Meter;
- Kaspersky Secure Password Check.
If your password fails the test, why not to make use of a password manager?
All you have to do is to create and remember one password. And the system will make up the rest stuff instead of you.
LastPass is one of the first and well-known password managers. It serves to generate and save passwords for all your accounts. It sounds rather attractive, doesn’t it?
Enable two-factor authentication
Experienced users always have a plan B. Provided that your passkey is super-complicated is cracked, two-factor authentication will guarantee that ‘hackers won’t make use of your data.
What’s two-factor authentication?
As a rule, the second factor is a unique code with a limited timespan which is sent through a phone.
Keep your eye out for this tool before it is too late!
Don’t ignore encoding
If you need more anonymity, it’s better to have a closer look at ciphering tools. Usually, such services make users’ traffic and data indecipherable for third parties.
Do you like this idea?
Well, here is the list of tools to help you:
- The Onion Router (Tor) – a web browser for anonymous internet surfing;
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) – application for IP masking and data ciphering;
- Disconnect – a program to block sites’ trackers;
- Duck Duck Go – a safer alternative to Google because it doesn’t collect information on its users.
Check sites before opening them
There are services that check whether the site was involved in a phishing attack or any other kind of illegal activity.
Just use one of the following tools to inquire after it:
- Virus Total;
- URL Query;
- URL Checker;
- Site Safety Center.
That’s more where that came from
We have prepared for you the list of additional useful tools to be protected against online threats in 2019.
Here they are:
- AdBlocker – blocks pop-ups with ads and stems a risk of malware to be installed;
- NoScript – addon for Firefox that allows the plugins to work on legitimate sites only (the list is created by a user);
- Google Chrome Cleanup Tool – scans and deletes malicious software.
Of course, the list of online security tools can be endless, and it’s an uphill struggle to find the tool that would help everyone. It is recommended to use several simultaneously. It reduces the risk to be cracked or lose sensitive data.
Would you like to add something to the list? Share your ideas in the comments!