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Safe and secure online - tips and tricks πŸŒπŸ”

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Safe and secure online: tips for responsible online use πŸŒπŸ”


Unfortunately, we see phishing and scams becoming a constant challenge online every day.

Here are 10 helpful tips and tricks to make your online experience safer and more enjoyable!


1. 🧐 Check URLs: Before clicking on a link, especially in emails or on social media, check the URL carefully to avoid phishing sites.

2. πŸ”’ Use strong passwords: Use strong passwords for accounts with a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. A password manager can help you manage these.

3. πŸ“Ά Secure Wi-Fi connection: Make sure your office Wi-Fi is secure and use a VPN connection for public Wi-Fi if necessary.

4. 🚫 Be careful with personal information: Don't share sensitive data like social security numbers or financial information publicly online.

5. 🀳 Check your privacy settings: Regularly review your privacy settings on social media and other platforms.

6. πŸ“§ Be careful with emails: Do not open suspicious email attachments or click on links in unexpected emails.

7. πŸ›‘οΈ Keep software up to date: Make sure your operating systems and applications are up to date to receive security updates.

8. πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ Watch out for scams: Be suspicious of unknown people or unexpected prize notifications.

9. πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Avoid clickbait: Be wary of sensational headlines or β€œtoo good to be true” offers.

10. πŸ”„ Data backup: Regularly back up important data to avoid losses due to hardware failures or malware.

Nikos Messerschmidt