Stephen Hawking rightly said that ‘we are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain’. Today, we have become so dependent on the internet that for many, going without it even for a few hours is unthinkable.
Though the internet is often referred to as a vast ocean of information, it is also seen as the most dangerous places to be in. But we often neglect the ways we have been using the internet.
It is important to understand how to protect personal data from overloading on the web so to reduce identity theft and personal information.
The growing number of phishing scams, malware and virus attacks have made security incidents like data breach and identity theft a common problem in the world of internet.
Having said that, it is pretty unavoidable to not get caught in the internet of things. From online shopping apps to social media platforms, it is quite overwhelming to see the number of websites, apps and online platforms that have access to our personal information.
But the good news is, you can control what you share, where you share, with whom and how much you share. Having that kind of control over your personal data is nothing less than a relief.
Here are a few tips that can help you protect your personal data while you are online:
Internet can be a dangerous place to be in but with a careful attitude and following a few internet etiquettes, you can sure protect personal data while you enjoy all the other perks of the internet world.