How can I protect myself while online?
The internet offers you many opportunities and provides us lots of information. A regular internet user must know certain precautions while online. We will give you certain suggestions to keep your personal information and money more secure when you go online.
When sending confidential information over the internet such as usernames, password or credit card numbers send it securely. To verify this look for a small lock symbol in the bottom right corner of your browser or next to the address bar. If visible, this lock should be in locked position and not unlocked.
While using websites such as online banking it is safe to do it from your own computer. If you do it on another computer, make sure that you have deleted all your ‘Temporary internet Files’ and clear all of your “History” after you log off your account. Closing or minimizing of account does not prevent others from accessing your user information. Instead click on the log out button to terminate your online session.And one more thing to remember is that don’t allow your browser to remember your password or username
When on a wireless network realize that all information being sent to and from your computer can be intercepted and read by someone nearby. Prevent this from happening by only logging into a secure network using WEP or WPA. If this is a home wireless network, make sure it is secure.