Thursday, November 3, 2011

5 tips for staying safe on the web by Google [Video]

If you logged in to Google today you would have seen the new link just below the search bar. Tips for staying safe online. Clicking on that link will lead you to a lot of tips and tricks to staying safe online. Ways and means to ensure that you get the most out of the web while staying safe. This video also provides you with tips to help better manage your Google account and how to best protect your online accounts.

Here is a small breakup of the tips mentioned by Google

Create strong passwords and keep them to yourself, you should also aim to change your password twice a year. You should also use Google's two-step verification process. What this does it each time you login you will also be sent a code. This code comes to your phone. It will need to be entered before gaining access to your account. This way even if someone gets your password they cannot login till they also have the code. Always update your web browser as the latest browsers have the updated security fixes. 

Be careful of suspicious websites offers and emails. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. The rule is never to enter your password after following a link form an Email or Chat message. Always go to the concerned websites directly by trying the web address in the tool bar. Regularly check your computer for viruses and malware with an up-to-date antivirus program your trust. 

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