1. Always check Security Certificate
while browsing any website, make sure you check the URL address bar on the top of the browser. The website URL should contain HTTP. There are two types of protocols used to serve a website to the end-user. One is HTTP and the other one is HTTPS. HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol and HTTPS stands for hypertext transfer protocol secure.
If you are making any financial transaction on any website, it should be running on HTTPS. Also, make sure to check the green padlock beside the left side of the HTTPS URL. This green padlock of the SSL Certificate will tell you that on which name this SSL certificate has been issued. This helps to identify the authenticity of the website on which you are making your financial transaction.
2. Always use secure Wifi
It is seen that many people connect to unknown wifi in the public just for browsing the internet. This is not a safe practice. You should always connect to the known and secure wifi connection if you wish that your files and browsing device remain safe from hackers. Also if you have a wifi connection at home or office. Make sure to secure and protect your wifi hotspot device with a password to prevent unauthorized access to your private internet.
3. Don’t click on any random link
Sometimes, people receive random offer messages on their social media or WhatsApp messenger. They just click on that link without even thinking that it may be a phishing link. Do not click on any unknown link as this might give access to your device to hackers. This kind of phishing message is circulated generally in form of any eye-catching offers.
4. Remote Request Safety
In the present time, it is quite easy to hack or control any PC or device with the help of remote access. Hackers usually follow this practice to grab device control with ease. So it is quite mandatory for all internet users to use this feature with full care.
If you do not read any pop-up coming warning or notification or you click on the accept link without reading it. This can give remote access to your device to the other side user. So always before clicking on any button or granting any permission, do check the request message appearing in it.
By practicing these safe internet habits, you can protect yourself from hacking and other internet threats. Use technology for safe browsing with safe internet habits.