Monday, 4 November 2013

3 essential techniques to protect your online privacy


Online Privacy is very important. Hackers are trying to breach email, Facebook, and Twitter passwords. Thus, you need to keep your online privacy protected. 


Here are three ways to do it:

Secure the line


The most dangerous mistake which you can make is to connect to an email or any other private accounts using public Wi-Fi. But, you can improve your privacy by using VPNs as it is an encoded tunnel for maintaining your privacy. There are many VPNs that can bypass region blocks for sites like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and BBC’s iPlayer. Sweden-based IPredator is a solid VPN choice. Another choice is Private Internet Access which is safe as it claims not to log any of your traffic. 


Don’t keep private data in Cloud


There are many online file-syncing services including Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive. But, this data is unencrypted or protected with a layer of encryption beyond your control. If you are saving data to cloud then it is better to use encrypted cloud storage service. Before sending it to Dropbox, you can encrypt the data by yourself using free software such as BoxCryptor or the open-sourceTrueCrypt. The two popular encrypted storage services are SpiderOak and Wuala. Make sure you don’t forget the password of SpiderOak and Wuala. In order to get maximum privacy, access your files via SpiderOak desktop client. Further, Wuala also encrypt and decrypt data on a mobile device as it handles on PC.


Be secured using two-factor authentication


The foremost way to defend your online services is to use strong passwords of ten characters. Also, you can go for two-factor authentication for Google, Facebook and other service that offers it. It enables you to secure your account by using short numeric code in addition to your password. This authenticator works with accounts like Dropbox, Evernote, Google, LastPass, and Microsoft. But, Facebook offers its own code generator. For this, go to Facebook newsfeed, click settings cog in the upper right corner and select “Account Settings.” After that, go to “Security” and under this look for “Code Generator” menu option. Then click “Edit” to the far right of that option. Now, click the link in the first two words of the sentence “Set up another way to get security codes.” QR code appears in a pop-up window. By opening Authenticator, navigate to the “Add Entry” option, select “Scan Barcode” and then point your phone’s camera at the QR code on your monitor. Your phone will identify your Facebook account code and add it to Authenticator. Enter a Facebook code from Authenticator. 


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