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How to Protect Your Personal Information?

How to Protect Your Personal Information?

How to Protect Your Personal Information?

Your information is leaking somewhere. It is up to you whether you take it on as a wakeup call or take it casually just like that. But the truth is as simple as it is—your information is leaking out.

OMG! If my personal information is being leaked out, what is analytically the most useful meaning for the concept of “being personal” in this world? When there lies among some culprits a common habit of peeking through the window and observing and accessing others’ information, then what is the point of running from pillar to post when at the end you have lost your identity? Yes. Your personal information is your identity. 

This article suggests you a few easy steps to protect your valuable information.

  • Enable private browsing

If you do not want others to see what you are doing online, you must enable “private browsing”, a setting available in each major web browser. The private browser deletes cookies, temporary Internet files, and browsing history after you close the window. Any company that advertises online is interested in knowing what sites you are visiting, what you are buying, who you are friends with, what you like and more. By collecting information about your online activities, they can serve you targeted ads that are more likely to entice you to buy something. If you care about your privacy, you will browse the Internet anonymously by hiding your IP address. You can do this using a web proxy, a VPN or Tor, a free open network that works by routing your traffic through a series of servers operated by volunteers worldwide, before sending it to your destination.

  • Purchase things with cash 

Instead of buying things using credit cards, buy things with cash. The reason is credit card companies are selling your purchase data to advertisers.

  • Don’t give your zip code 

If you go for shopping, you will be often asked for your zip code when you are checking out with your credit card. Don’t give it to them because they match your name taken from your credit card with your zip code, and companies can easily misuse your information such as your address, phone number and email.

  • Use password manager

Most of us have a tendency to use the same password for all websites and applications. It is understood that it is quite impossible to remember a different one for the dozens of online services you use. This is where the problem sets in. The problem behind using the same password for all online services is that if someone gets their hands on your password, they can access all your accounts and cause all sorts of trouble. To solve this problem, use a password manager. Password manager generates strong and unique passwords and automatically fills them into login field with the click of a button. 

Conclusion

Among many privacy tips, this article has addressed only few. Check the source a multiple number of times before disclosing your information to someone because the days we are living are very dangerous. So do not disclose your personal information to unreliable sources.


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