Every user will be bothered about the safety of their personal data while surfing through the web, whether the site is safe to access, do they access their private data and information, everything should be safe and secured when it comes to surfing to a new site. Some website will produce malwares to your device and can easily get into your private data, to avoid this we should take some precautions or should be aware of certain things while handling the web. Here are a few tips for handling the web without any insecurity, the following steps will ease down the pressure and let you feel secured.
Checking the HTTPS
Many of you have noticed the “https” in the URL, some of them pop up with “http” which indicate that they are encrypted and less secured. The one’s with “https” is secured with an SSL certificate which protects your personal information and data that you enter and even while its decrypted to the server. If you are accessing a site that doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it can easily exploit all your information to a third-party user without your knowledge. So, make sure to check the URL before surfing or entering your details on a site that’s new to you. Click here to view a sample page with “https”.
A secured website will always provide genuine contact details on their portal, it can be an email address or a phone number which is ready to respond any time 24/7. This doesn’t mean that the site is totally protected but in general, those features can assist you with the clarification you need. To have a sneak peek at a sample contact information click here.
Towards the bottom of most of the site, you will come across the verified signature remarking that the website is secured with a security firm. Even though it shows the seal that the portal is secured, you can verify it by clicking the verified signature and then it will take you to the verification page. This indicates the page is secured through a third-party security firm and assure you to make the transaction or relieving your personal information. To view, a sample verified signature page click here.
Don’t think all this will give you a complete solution for safe surfing through the site. There are still bugs hiding inside these pages playing hide and seek to snatch all your information, the so-called malwares. Here are a few signs that show the pages are affected by malwares;
- Unwanted Pop ups- There will be pop ups in and around the page seeking your attention, this can be a malware hiding inside the pop which will inject the malware to your device and ready to grab your information. Try to avoid unwanted pop ups.
- Phishing- This is the common method used by the hackers to sniff in to your personal details without your knowledge. They redirect you to another site rather than pulling you in to site that you wish to enter.
- Catchy Advertisements- Advertisement that come up with scandals, rumours and product enhancement can be a type of malware hiding inside the content. Once you open it the malwares do the rest with your personal information.
- Search engine alerts- Some of the search engines will inspect for harmful malwares on the site and will give you an alert before you enter into it.
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