How to Enhance Your Online Security

As threats to online security become more and more sophisticated and advanced each day, it’s important to keep up with the changing technology by enhancing your online security. Online security is a matter of creating a full network of defense that minimizes your risks of attack. Here are some essential tips for enhancing your online security.

Plain Text

When receiving or sending email, you’ve probably seen an option that allows you to choose between plain text and HTML. Attackers can use HTML as a tool to hide many different types of malware and viruses. To avoid this vulnerability, change your settings to view all incoming mail as plain text. At that point, you can choose to switch to HTML view for trusted senders rather than HTML being the default setting.   

Email Links

You’ve probably heard this piece of advice before, but it’s still true; don’t click the links in emails you receive from unknown senders. In fact, even from known senders, unless you’re sure that the link is completely safe, don’t click it. Be careful of emails that claim to be from financial institutions and emails that are asking you to verify account details.

Switch Your Browser

Make sure that you are using the most updated version of your browser or switch entirely. The latest version of your browser shouldn’t support malicious Active-X controls. Check the privacy and security settings to make sure that they are set to medium or higher.

Check First

You can install a browser plug-in that allows you to check whether a website should be trusted or not before you visit. It allows you to completely avoid being vulnerable to various types of online security threats. Some plug-ins use a traffic-light system for the sites themselves and search engine results.

Password Management

Using a password manager is a safe and efficient way to enter your passwords in various programs. For the manager, you’ll only need to remember one master password, which will then give you access to all your online accounts by generating random, secure passwords for you.

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