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Internet Crime

10 Things You Should Know about Internet Privacy

You literally can’t escape the internet these days. It’s moved way beyond just sitting in your home computer and moved to encompass every facet of our lives. From our phones and television to bank accounts and calendar, everything we do is on the internet. What are you doing to keep your information private? Having all of your information sitting in the World Wide Web makes it prone to hackers and viruses. You need to keep yourself protected.

Here are important facts that you need to know about internet privacy.

  1. No PrivacyThere is no such thing as private on the internet. You can keep yourself password protected, but some server somewhere is holding onto the password. If something fails, your personal information can get out.
  2. Think of all emails as public information. There have been a number of emails hacked through the years. The results have not been great. There have been several cases of women who emailed sexy pictures to a significant other having their pictures stolen and published online.
  3. Even deleted emails still exist. You can try to delete them, but the fact that they were on a server somewhere means they could easily still be hanging out somewhere.
  4. More privacy equals more checkpoints. As a result you will have to do more checkpoints in order to get to the internet, so you won’t have the convenience that you could be used to.
  5. Ultimately you are trusting someone somewhere you don’t know. All information on the internet is stored somewhere, so even if you are not aware that you are doing it, you are trusting someone with your information.
  6. Once the information is out there, you can’t get it back. It is nearly impossible to completely remove a trace online once it has been posted. You can try, but there are so many routers and servers than information goes through that even if it was deleted in one place there could still be a trace of it out there.
  7. Advertisers make money from tracking you. Advertisers want to know as much about you as possible to get you to make a purchase. They will want to know what you are looking at online to show you the products that best suit your personality and get you to become a customer. Cookies are the big thing that lets them do it. Some sites won’t even let you look at their content without having cookies turned on.
  8. Why-Connect-Your-Accounts-copyAlways watch your bank accounts and credit cards. Since everything is online, that includes bank information. So if someone hacks into the bank’s system, your information and money is compromised. This can also be a worry if you make online purchases because then you have manually entered your credit card into a computer and cannot be sure that it is safe.
  9. Don’t give personal information if you can avoid it. Don’t give your name, address, birth date, phone number, or email address if someone is trying to get you to sign up for something. Pseudonyms are the safest route if you can get away with it.
  10. Spyware is a real thing. There are countless amount of spy software out there that can be downloaded onto your phone, letting you be tracked without your knowledge or consent. Because they are marketed as tools to help keep track of your children, they come off as legal, but that does not been they are used legally.So, what can you do? Be smart about what you do online. Only shop with well-known online retailers, don’t give unnecessary information. Be smart. There is no real way to escape the internet and still be part of modern society, but think about what you are putting out there.
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The Best Internet Protection Software

There are a lot of internet protection software out on the market today, making it challenging to know who you can really trust. Internet security is something that needs to be seriously considered, especially with the amount of things that are online now. Even your home thermostat and baby monitors can be online nowadays. With that, you need to be sure that the protection software you are using is actually going to help you and not just be a great way to flush money down the drain.

If you are wondering whether it is even worth it to buy software, let me tell you that it is. While you may not be thinking that you are doing anything with your computer that should make malware get you, the truth is it doesn’t matter what you are doing online. Being online will open your computer up to cookies. And if you download anything at all, you are also risking putting a hidden virus on your computer without you even knowing it.

Here’s a look at the best internet protection software that are on the market.

  1. G DATAG Data Internet Security: The good thing about G Data is that it matches the highest independent test scores as far as protection and threat detection accuracy go. The weird thing though is that it doesn’t have a password manager. Ultimately, it has excellent reviews and is one of the best out there on the market in terms of what it does and how well it can do it. It does go beyond basic protections.

 

 

 

 

  1. sdl51177566511_M_1_3x_min-6f0abMcAfee Internet Security: The best part about using McAfee, other than its free version, is that it has awesome scores in terms of performance. There isn’t an online backup feature included though, so you will have to pay extra if that is something that you are after. But McAfee’s name is well-known and you really can’t go wrong with it. It is trustworthy and effective at combating malware.

 

 

  1. kaspersky_kis1501121uszz_internet_security_2015_1_pc_1148770 (1)Kaspersky Internet Security: Kasperksy’s best feature is that it has both webcam protections and WiFi security, something that is not always found in protection software. There isn’t a file shredder option in it though, so you may have to purchase more software if you are hoping to be able to destroy your files. This one is continually reviewed as the best in terms of usability, performance, and protection.

 

 

 

 

  1. 81sAIpNzKJL._SL1500_Bitdefender Internet Security: If you are looking for a great price and effective internet security, take a look at Bitdefender. It has the highest-level of performance, completely blowing is competition out of the water. The firewall is not as effective as an antivirus engine, but if you use windows, you will already have a firewall, so it is not really necessary. Really though, this is the best at tracking and destroying malware without bogging down your computer.

 

 

 

 

  1. Norton-Internet-Security-2016Norton Internet Security: Norton is the leader in offices and schools for security. The reason is that you can have one license protecting up to five different devices. It does make the computers run slightly slower, but if you are looking to have multiple devices all protected, it may be the way to go for you. It does all have good security features and still does a great job protecting your information.

 

 

Most of the software that you can buy today will be able to protect your computer and information from viruses, that isn’t a question. But each software has its own bells and whistles to keep in mind so you know that you are getting the software that will work best for your specific budget and situation.

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How to Clean Your Internet Browser

Cleaning out your internet browser can help declutter your browser while eliminating perhaps unsavory searches that you may have done. It is a good idea to do it once in a while, since your browser’s cache will keep snapshots of all of the webpages that you visit on both your computer and your mobile device. It does it so that it loads up a lot faster when you go back to the site, but the cache can mean that you aren’t seeing the most current information that you can. You can actually eliminate a lot of issues with your browser by cleaning out the cache.

But how do you do it? It is important to know what to do before you try it. Here’s a quick tutorial.

Google Chrome

google-chromeGoogle Chrome is the most popular browser at the moment. It is a lot faster than other browsers who would keep running in the background even after you shut it down. But even Chrome should be cleaned out once in a while. You can clear it out by opening the settings on Chrome, go to the advanced settings, and clear the browsing data. Make sure “cached images and files” is selected, but this is also how to get rid of whatever you had been browsing through online.

If you are a PC user, you can do it quicker by holding ctrl+shift+delete or if you are on a Mac, shift+command+delete.

Firefox

firefox-independent-1200.5bd827ccf1edFirefox has grown less popular for becoming notoriously slow and making the computer go slowly as well, but it is still used pretty often. You need to go to Tools, options, then to privacy. In the privacy tab you can “clear your recent history” or “remove individual cookies” if you are worried about which specific cookies are on your computer. Remember that some banks will require you have cookies enabled to even be able to look at their site. If you are using Firefox on a Mac computer, you will need to go to preferences to get to the privacy tab. There will be a list of different types of data that is stored within your browser that you can choose to delete. You can get rid of all of the stored data by selecting all of the boxes and clicking “clear now.”

Safari

001-safari-browser-navigator-presentation-screen-web-psdThis is the browser that comes naturally on Mac computers. On Safari, you will need to go to the Safari dropdown, then click on “empty cache.” Then confirm that is what you wanted to do. Pretty darn simple in the Mac World.

Internet Explorer

internet-explorer-11-logoNow the Safari counterpart for Windows users. To clear out your internet history, go to the little gear symbol that is on the top right. This will take you to setting. Then go to safety and click “delete browsing history.” There is also the ctrl+shift+delete shortcut that will get you there just the same. Then you want to make sure that you are deleting the temporary internet files and website files.

iPhone

iphone-heroYes, it is true, not even your phone is safe from cached information. You can clear out the cached data for Safari on your iPhone by going to the settings apt, then scroll down until you find Safari. Then you can go down to privacy and security in order to turn off tracking, block cookies, and even get yourself a warning if you are headed to a website that is risky. There is a blue texted button that says “clear history and website data” that will let you wipe all of that out as well, ensuring that your browser is as clean and secure as it should be.