Privacy always remains one of the top priorities of every individual in the world. Nobody can bear anyone to break his or her privacy at all. And it is even harder to keep your privacy secured especially when it comes to online. But, now to protect your online privacy is not a big deal in the New Year.
2022 is just a right time to have a fresh start online related to your privacy. It will be a huge mistake if you think that you can’t achieve privacy because no one can these days, so you are not going to bother. Privacy experts recommend taking the time to secure yourself as best as you can.
They don’t say that you will be 100% foolproof safe. However, you may at least take a few initiatives to make it a little harder to assault your privacy and to harm you.
First of all-your phone
There are many apps which mobile phone users do not use even after months of their installation. So, better to delete all those apps you no longer need or use. Repeat the same practice for old online accounts. You may use the direct link to close them down or with the help of directory at JustDelete.com which find you the directions to close them out.
Apply strong passwords
Hackers are very clever, they hack your accounts with weak passwords. Therefore, better to apply long random letters for your account passwords. Because long random letters passwords cannot be traced easily.
You can do it yourself or by using a password manager. Password manager is an app or software that can generate complex passwords and remember these passwords. It is difficult for you to remember sixteen characters those are the magic number. Thus, password manager will log in to apps and websites for you.
Don’t permit third-party apps to access your accounts
Next, keep an eye if any third-party apps request to have access to your big online accounts e.g., Google, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter etc. Websites and apps find their way to manipulate your account when you use these services to log in to other websites or allow an app to access your data.
- You can find Google’s third-party access page.
- You can find Twitter’s connected apps page.
- You can find Insta’s under settings, then websites and apps.
- You can find Facebook’s under settings, security and login, then apps and websites.
Go from first to last and remove access to any app that you no longer use or distinguish. To ensure your security, it will be better to go through every single privacy setting manually and alter according to your need. However, use Facebook’s privacy check up tool rather than you do it. Use this tool to restrict people to see your stuff and keep your account safe by this way.
Two steps authentication
Enable two steps authentication on all your accounts to secure them from hackers. Now, almost any type of account has this feature, so go ahead for this most important thing which you can do very easily.
Protect your accounts with two browser extensions
To protect your accounts from hackers, it will be better to install two browser extensions.
- Privacy Badger will play its role to block trackers on the web.
- Whereas, HTTPS Everywhere will make it sure that your connection to websites is secure.
Cyber criminals highly desire to hack your personal and financial information. They can access to your private data and may use it for their wrong acts and destroy your privacy. In this case, it is better to protect your accounts and your private data by taking initiatives mentioned above. So that you feel relax and peaceful while using your online accounts.