Browse Safely and Wisely
I saw many incidents on online forums that users report for their mail been hacked, or their personal information has been compromised. Actually this is the fault of the user only. There is an old saying that says "Biggest crime is of not having sufficient knowledge". Internet is a power tool and now a days many users are using the same in a way that they are layman to this technology and just using the same for fun. And the fun ends when they find that their personal information is either gone or now become much more public
I am writing on the blog to literate people a bit that how they can browse safely by keeping some precautions, use this tool wisely and you will get actual benefit out of internet instead on unnecessary torture.
Safe browsing have some key guidelines. I am picking them here one by one.
1. Using cyber cafe - Many of you must be using cyber cafes on daily basis. This is the most likely place where your personal information can be public. If a cafe owner wants, he can steal your information very easily. These cafe owners can install key loggers in their machines to log everything that you type. Now how to save yourself ? Thanks to many new operating systems that give us facility to save ourselves from these threats. Lets talk about windows 7, go to start and type keyboard in " Search for program and files" field, you will see a program named as "On-Screen keyboard". Click this and you will get a virtual keyboard to use. Using this keyboard will make sure that your username and password are safe and not got logged by any stupid key logger.
2. Use browsers technically - Now a days all the browsers are providing support for safe browsing. This mode is also named as "porn mode". This is introduced in Firefox in version 3.5 and Chrome is already having the same. To activate this mode in Firefox, press ctrl+shift+p and the window will show a message like this –
Now you are safe from having any track backs. No cookies, no sessions, no history.. all clean. The same goes in chrome, press ctrl+shift+n and you will see a window with a message for incognito browsing –
I will say prefer using Firefox or chrome for browsing, as these are more trusted and less hacking prone then IE.
3. Delete temp files - In worst case if you don’t have Firefox or chrome or using a older version which don’t support safe browsing… never forget to delete your session history, cookies, temp files and browsing history. This will keep you safe from any un-ethical issues.
These small precautions can make your life easy.