Do you often feel threatened with your privacy in cyberspace? The problem is indeed often become a byword because of the danger that is always lurking.
In fact, companies as big as Facebook and Google also indicated violations of privacy security.
Therefore, this time Jaka will provide some tips to improve online privacy security that you can try!
Tips to Improve Online Privacy Security
The issue of internet privacy security is indeed an issue that we need to pay close attention to.
There are many irresponsible parties who are always eyeing gaps in order to steal our personal data, ranging from trivial to harmful.
We have a few tips so you can feel safer when surfing the internet. Anything?
1. Install the Security Application
Whether on a smartphone or laptop, make sure you use a trusted application or security software to protect your privacy.
Usually, antivirus applications provide complete packages, so you get complete protection.
Antivirus is not always paid, some are available for free. In addition, regularly update because of a lot of types of malware that continue to evolve.
Usually, these updates are able to track the latest types of viruses, including those that can retrieve your personal data online.
2. Create a Strong Password
When creating an account for a particular application or site, we are required to fill in the desired e-mail and password.
Well, in making this password, Jaka recommends using a combination of passwords that are difficult and hard to hack.
Be sure to create a different password for each account. If you use one password for all accounts, the risk will be very large.
You can also use the help of a password manager to help you create complex passwords.
Maybe you need notes so you don’t forget the password, but make sure your notes are stored in a safe place.
This also applies to devices that you have such as smartphones and laptops. Give a strong password to be safe so that if one day is lost, your data will not be spread.
3. Using VPN
When you are using free Wi-Fi in public places, Jaka recommends that you use a virtual private network alias VPN.
Despite the risks, VPN can protect your privacy by making your identity anonymous so it is difficult to be targeted by cybercriminals.
VPN also has several other benefits, such as allowing you to open sites that are blocked by the government.
Social media also has an important influence on privacy security issues. Sometimes, there are some users who share too much to threaten their own privacy.
When you make a status or post something, cybercriminals can more easily get the information they want.
We don’t have the obligation to share anything on social media, so you have to be even wiser about what you will share with others.
In addition, do not store important data online. For example, you save your account password in Google Docs or put the results of your KTP scan in Dropbox. The risk is big.
5. Check Social Media Privacy Regulations
Still, about social media, Jaka suggests you read the social media privacy rules that you use.
Maybe this activity looks boring, but it’s important to do so you know what data can be spread on social media.
In addition, maybe you also need to check the privacy settings on your social media so you can arrange who you want to share the moments that you spread.
6. Create a Personal Email Address
Often feel your email account is full of spam and advertisements? Maybe that’s the sign you need a special email address for yourself, gang.
Separate email addresses to register for online accounts and for individual needs, so important emails will not be piled up.
Your privacy security is even more secure because the email address you provided does not contain much of your personal data.
7. Use the End-to-End Encryption Application
If you are worried that your chat is being bugged by other people, that means you have to use an application that already supports end-to-end encryption.
With this method, only you and the recipient of the message will know the contents of the message and even hackers cannot hijack it.
The application that already uses this method is WhatsApp. Other applications such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram do not yet have this feature.
8. Monitor Application Access Requests
When installing an application on a smartphone, usually the application will ask for permission to access contacts, camera, storage memory, and so forth.
Before giving access to these applications, make sure the request is really needed.
Some untrusted applications request access to be able to find personal information on your cellphone, gang.
9. Use Two-Factor Authentication
You can also enable two-factor authentication to strengthen security in cyberspace.
In short, this method is used to confirm identity so that the services we use can ensure that only we can get into our account.
10. Don’t Forget to Logout
The last tip from Jaka is don’t forget to always log out if you create your account using a computer that is not yours.
If you forget to log out, there could be others who abuse it, gang.
As a preventative measure, use the incognito mode so that the data you enter will not be saved by the browser.
Maybe you don’t need to uninstall Facebook or Google, even though they are rumoured to steal our data at will.
What we can do is preventive efforts to reduce the possibility of evil committed by other parties.
Do you have other tips, gang? Write in the comments column, yes!