How to improve your online security

In my opinion, there is no such thing as complete online security. It all depends on how much time you put into it.

Many banks, governments, websites, public figures have failed and are failing to secure their online activities.

Recent online website breaches have also expanded this problem to a serious epidemic of private information being used to exploit Internet users.

So I decided to share some of tools that could be useful to secure your online activity.

1) Password Managers

2) Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

3) VPN


1) Password Managers

Password managers have become an absolute necessity in the recent years.

Many people use standard passwords like “password1”, “qwerty”, “123456” and other simple passwords to sign up for websites. Accounts with those passwords are easily hacked by criminals who use password libraries which contain billions of passwords gathered from website breaches.

If you reuse your passwords, this creates a serious security issue. All of your accounts are vulnerable to being taken over by hackers.

To help with this, you should get a Password Manager.

Password manager enables you to use a randomly generated password when you sign up for online services.

Some great services I recommend are:


2) Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two Factor Authentication is a new way of securing your online accounts by presenting a physical or a software based key / code that only you can get.

2FA can be:


3) VPN

Virtual Private Netowork protects your internet traffic from being spied on by tunneling through to a secure and private server. This private server then connects you to the internet and hides your identity from external threats.

Primary uses are for:

– untrusted WI-FI access (airports, coffee shops)

– communication encryption

– unblocking geolocation locked content

traffic spying and throttling

– finding better deals for flights and hotels

You can set up your own VPN service if you are pretty technical or you can just purchase VPN service from VPN providers.

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