In the digital age, our personal information is at risk of being stolen and exploited in ways never before possible. This blog post will explore what you can do to protect yourself from identity theft online.
While some people may feel that they have nothing worth stealing or that their data is not all that valuable, it’s important to remember that there are groups out there who would love to steal your information for nefarious purposes. This includes hackers as well as people with bad intentions looking for a way into sensitive systems such as banks and government institutions. We’ll also cover what happens if your personal info does get compromised and how you should deal with the aftermath of an attack on your privacy.
Here are some tips that will keep you safe on the internet!
- Use a VPN – A Virtual Private Network (VPN) encrypts all of your data before sending it over public Wi-Fi or cellular networks, which means nobody can access anything unless they have permission from your device. You can use a free VPN like TunnelBear, or purchase one through companies such as NordVPN and ExpressVPN.
- Download an ad blocker to stop ads from tracking your browsing. These intrusive and sometimes malicious popups can be a nuisance, but they’re also used for nefarious purposes like spying on people’s online habits or even stealing personal data. Ad blockers allow you to browse the web without being bombarded by these pesky advertisements so that you have more privacy and peace of mind while using the internet.