Tips for You to Stay Safe Online During the Pandemic
During coronavirus lockdown, people are turning to the internet to work, entertain, and stay in touch with family and friends. According to CRISIL Research, the broadband data usage soared 25-30% since the nationwide lockdown began. However, increasing internet usage usually comes with data security risk and privacy concerns.
Mozilla, an advocate for Open Web from the U.S., shares some practical tips with consumers on how to stay safe in the digital world.
(a) Pick Strong Passwords
First of all, people should pick strong passwords while setting up new accounts. Do make the passwords at least 8 characters long and use a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. Most importantly, every account should have a unique password. After all, an unbreakable password can be the first line of defense against hacking attempts and unauthorized access to the account.
(b) Be Aware of Phishing
Besides, malware and phishing are ongoing threats to online safety, and they usually mimic the design of authentic emails, like those from the bank or email provider. If people find something suspicious, they should pause and think twice before clicking anything, and give a call directly to the company to check whether the content is authentic or not.
(c) Use Private Browsing
For those who are always on-the-go, it’s better to use private mode on the mobile browser to prevent cookies, history, passwords, and entries from being saved. It helps people to browse without a trace, and lower the chances of receiving targeted ads.
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“At Mozilla, we put people’s privacy and security at the core of everything we build. We comply with Firefox Personal Data Promise and never sell what little personal info we have about our users. Firefox Lite is exactly the product we do to honor users’ privacy.” stated Stan Leong, VP and General Manager of Emerging Markets, Mozilla.
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