How do we stay safe in a digital world?
Staying safe in digital world is getting hard as technology progress, we as a human are adopting digital world in more rapid rate.
This article will move one stop closer to more safe in the world of digital.
In online world there are two types of user service/ content provider and end users. I will try to cover safety measure for both kind of people in the digital world.
Some factors are common for both the users, let’s cover it first.
It goes without saying that strong password is your first line of protection.
No matter how lazy you are to type long password, I highly recommend keeping a strong password for all your.
Attackers/ hacker can use widely used brute force attack to crack down your password. Wonder how strong is your password ? Have a look into below password.
Some of the important factor to remember while setting up your strong password.
1. Do not use the same password for multiple important accounts.
2. Use a password that has at least 16 characters, use at least one number, one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one special symbol.
3. Do not use the names of your families, friends or pets in your passwords.
4. Do not use postcodes, house numbers, phone numbers, birthdates, ID card numbers, social security numbers, and so on in your passwords.
5. Do not use any dictionary word in your passwords.
Activate 2 Way Multi-factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication is an authentication method in which a you granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of authentication.
Multi – Factor Authentication is the most secure way of keeping your account safe.
It is simple and much safer way to keep your account safe from hacking as even if someone has a password of your account he will still need a access to multi pre-approved devices like your mobile phone.
Use VPN To Connect
Keeping a strong password is good thing but what about browsing the internet and using that free WIFI on the airport ?
Is you data is travelling safe in the digital world ? you may never know this until you use VPN.
VPN service is kind of your private tunnel in a busy highway of internet.
When using a VPN an internet provider or a ISP server will not know the flow of data from your computer to any other server or a website.
Netspace (India) provide a world class VPN service in India which give you a secure connection over internet.
Now, that you have fair knowledge of basic security measure to stay safe in digital world as a user of internet, let us move a little further as a service provider or content provider where as a content provider its your responsibility to keep your visitor information safe and protect your website and digital asset like domain name.
Protecting Your Domain Name
If you own a online business, you know that a domain name is the real state of internet.
Domain Name is everything for you, its a your digital identity.
If you loose it you can loose your digital identity.
I am sure you are aware of Netspace (India) domain registration service but do you know with every domain name you can buy a simple additional service known as Privacy protection.
This will hide your registration information from Whois website.
Ever got a call from website deigning company, as soon as you book domain ?
Well they get your data from open WhoIS website which are able to fetch your details if domain privacy protection is not enabled.
Also, With Netspace (India) Domain registration service you will get free domain transfer protection.
Protecting You Data
Data is the key of digital world. Everything in the internet is data and protecting it from hacker is the most critical part in a digital era.
If you are a website owner and host a website in Linux Shared hosting and/or Windows Shared Hosting servers then having a cloud backup service is a must have solution.
People have a tendency to believe that a hosting company keep a backup of everything. But not every hosting company does that, until specifically mentioned.
So, It’s always better to have a backup plan for your hosting service.
“Remember to keep a strong password ;- )”
Security is a big topic what I have covered here is just a first layer of it.
However, no matter how simple these steps sound but they are powerful steps when it comes to staying safe in digital world.