There are lots and lots of danger on the internet nowadays, ranging from scammers to hackers who will go to any length to get your security information or even bank details. On this “safer internet Day”, Google has provided some tips for your safety while surfing the internet.
‘The current year’s occasion, themed ‘Create, connect and share respect: A superior web begins with you’, mirrors our plan to prepare and illuminate dynamic web clients in Nigeria about the dangers of online advancements and how clients can guard themselves on the web
”Ensuring on the web clients is one of our best needs this year, which is the reason we are cooperating with vital partners to discuss basic advances that can be taken to enable individuals to remain protected and secure while surfing the web whether on a PC, tablet or cell phone,” Google’s Policy and Government Relations Manager, Titi Akinsanmi said
Google urges users to check out the Safety Centre site, which contains information about the web – including tools from Google to aid in keeping you and your family safe online. Some of the security steps include;
- Using a long, unique password made up of numbers, letters, and symbols on all devices and accounts.
- Not sending passwords via email.
- Setting up password recovery options and keeping them up-to-date.
- Avoiding scams – don’t reply if you see a suspicious email.
- Reporting and flagging content that is abusive or illegal.
- 2-step Verification – Enabling 2-step verification after creating a password for your Google Account and other accounts that allow 2-factor authentication.
- Incognito mode in Chrome – Incognito mode allows you to access web pages and files without any record in your browsing or download history, letting you browse the web in private.
- Google Account Settings – On your Account settings page, you can see services and information associated with your Google Account and change your security and privacy settings.