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Five tips you can use to protect yourself from internet spies

Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:27

There are 4 major categories of online spies namely: The government, cybercriminals, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) & advertising networks.

Fortunately, there are several ways you can protect yourself against them!

Check out our 5 tips:

What can you do to protect yourself from spies online?

1. Utilize a VPN

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It’s a network of devices connected to each other and a remote server via the internet. When you connect with a VPN, your device exchanges “trusted keys” with the network, which creates a secure connection. All of the data sent over a VPN isencrypted, meaning it’s safe from spying eyes. VPNs allow for private browsing, as well as protection against thieves who are trying to steal your data or governments who are trying to spy on you. They also protect against spying ISPs.

2. Install and use security software

Security software identifies and protects you against malware, which can be used to spy on you. Get a quality security software and make sure to keep it updated.

3. Don’t open links in emails without double-checking: It’s a hassle but always double-check with the sender of an email before opening any links, especially if they look shady. Use a different communication method — like the phone or a text message — to ensureyou’re not communicating with a cybercriminal instead.

4. Disable third-party cookies: you can keep advertising companies from tracking you by disabling third-party cookies on your browser. Here’s how to do it on some of the most popular browsers.

5. Use ad-blockers: Ad blockers also keep advertisers from tracking you around the web and spying on you. (Plus, they mean you don’t have to see annoying ads!) So, yes, someone is spying on you. But you can take back at least most, if not all, of your privacy.

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