Secure services to protect your online privacy


As we all know, good things and bad things both come together. Similarly, how much internet is good for everyone that much it is bad too, you never know while using it who is standing behind you, who is hacking your email, Facebook and Twitter password to expose you and to still information from your account. No any security tools give 100% security to your system.
 
In this case, manually you have to take some precaution to maintain online privacy and to protect our system from hackers.

Security through VPN

Hence, people spend lots of time in public places, like; cafes, hotels, airports, restaurant, etc, connect internet through public Wi-Fi is not at all secure. So, to secure your system in public places try to use virtual private network can considerably increase your privacy on public networks.
 
Implementation of VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between internet and you to protect system from hackers. VPN protect system from stealing your login credentials or other sensitive information.
 
To avail this facility you can also use free VPN client “OpenVPN” a VPN client creates encrypted tunnel while connecting your through internet.
 
Really, VPN provides good online internet security. Sometime, whatever activity you perform on the system can be seen by Internet service provider (ISP), especially when you are online, but on VPN, ISP can only see the connectivity. VPN connection blocks the websites Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and BBC’s iPlayer. Also, VPN services log all of your browsing activity for security.
 
VPN doesn’t prevent Facebook and Google browsing activity. In browser’s incognito mode, whatever activity you do is not so much safe, but the browser blocks your website’s cookies, history and your personal preferences.

Minimise the use of online cloud services

SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive provide awesome online file-syncing services. All these services provide easy data implementation process, but whatever data the services save are in unencrypted form. Those data can only be used by authorized people and hackers too. Hackers can easily break the password using social engineering techniques.
 
So the best thing is to encrypt and apply password on the data that you want to send over internet in SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive, the password should be of 10 character.

Security through Two-Factor Authentication

To protect the data over the internet, the first step should be the unique password of ten or more characters. To increase the security goes for two-factor authentication on Facebook, Google, and other services.
 
Two-factor authentication process requires two things; “password” and short “numeric code”. To access your account, you have to go through Two-factor authentication process then only you can enter into your account. For iOS and Android device, Google’s authenticator app provides two-factor authentication codes.
 
This Authentication is inbuilt in Dropbox, Evernote, Google, and Microsoft account. Facebook’s mobile app offers its own code generator and Facebook can also be added to Authentication – go to the Facebook newsfeed, click on the settings cog from the upper right corner and then choose Account Settings.
 
When the Account Settings window opens, click on the “Security” from the left-hand side pane. In the ‘Security Settings’ page, click on the “Code Generator” and then “Edit button.
 
During editing process of the “Code Generator” you will get two options; Enable and Setup, click on the “Setup” another way to get security codes.
 

Once you click on Setup will ask to enter the password to provide the security.
 

The QR code will appear and ask you to enter the security code appear in your phone for Authentication. Enter the code and click on confirm, the Facebook is ready for authentication.
 

Conclusion

Protect your organization and personal confidential data by using VPN encrypted storage and two-factor authentication provide great services in terms of security. Keep it in mind that whenever you send any confidential data over the internet should be in encrypted form.

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