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lionaneesh 17May2011 11:08

9 Ways to Remain Safe on WWW
 
Points to remember to stay safe and secure on the WWW.

1. Install a good antivirus/IDS

There are many sites on the net spreading Trojans, viruses and all kind of dirty stuff! If you are without a Anti-Virus, then it is most likely you will get infected within a day or so!

2. Update your OS at least once in 3 days

Never Ever avoid updating your OS no matter if its Linux, Windows , Mac etc. There are exploits released almost every day and if you are without updates then it’s a invite to Hackers.

3. Never blindly click any links

Don’t even trust Google , If the link is given to you from a untrusted location it may point to a Trojan ,Virus , Phished Page , etc..

4. Don’t use same passwords on multiple sites

Using a same password on multiple sites is the worst thing common users do while surfing the web. Same passwords on multiple sites are an easy way for hackers to get access to your other accounts on the web.

5. Avoid registrations when you can do things without it

Most of the people of the net are just unaware of the fact that registering on multiple sites can affect their privacy and can lead to further problems. Eg :- If i hacked a website where you are registered and i find some of your details from the site’s database , These details can help me crack your password on other sites and eventually leading to further attacks.

6. Scan the website before visiting

If your friend sent you a link and you want to test it if it’s secure to visit that site , then you can scan the website for malicious files in some online scanners , (It just take a minute!)

7. Use strong passwords

Powerful Passwords refer to a password which at least contains a letter(Small as well as Capital) , number , Special Character.
I4aUncr4c4b13*@#
Use of keywords like your birth date, name, username etc is a big NO.

8. Don’t trust anybody you don’t know

There are bad guys whole over the World Wide Web (especially on social networking sites), Hunting for victims, they ask for your sensitive information leading to successful exploitation of your account. Read more about Social Engineering for more info

9. Always use a secure browser

Client side attacks are a common way to get access to your machine, today most of the attack are undetectable by AV’s and IDS. Till date I find Mozilla Firefox to be the most secure and Internet Explorer to be the most weak.

shabbir 17May2011 11:29

Re: 9 Ways to Remain Safe on WWW
 
Great to see you back but make sure by now you understand how to format a post and have the post in the right section. This article is no way near to what we mean by Web Development.

lionaneesh 17May2011 11:31

Re: 9 Ways to Remain Safe on WWW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shabbir (Post 83105)
Great to see you back but make sure by now you understand how to format a post and have the post in the right section. This article is no way near to what we mean by Web Development.


Thanks , and yeah i'll make sure that i follow the guidelines ..
Sorry for inconvenience!

jack0050 1Jun2011 14:47

Re: 9 Ways to Remain Safe on WWW
 
this really nice tips and thanks for sharing this nice info.


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