We all spend an inordinate time online. We use social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and many, many others), we search for information, read news, buy books and software, and perform banking transactions – and this is only a fraction of what’s done everyday by millions upon millions of users. The Internet makes the world akin to a village.
Unfortunately, the online world is also the domain of computer viruses, identity theft, stolen passwords, email spam and hacked webmail accounts. It is therefore of extreme importance to be vigilant and protect our computers, data, mail accounts and credit cards adequately. The following are simple steps that you can do today, even if you are not a tech; while they are not the end-all be-all, these steps can improve your security and privacy dramatically if you make a small effort to go through them and apply them all. Continue Reading →