How Do We Stay Safe In The Digital World?
Staying safe in the digital world is getting hard as technology is booming, and humans are adopting digital world rapidly!
This article will help to move one stop closer towards how to stay secure in this digital world.
In online world there are two types of user service/ content provider and end users.
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Use Strong Password
It goes without saying that a strong password is the initial line of protection. No matter how lazy you are to type lengthy password, practising to keep a strong password for all your personal accounts is highly recommended.
Attackers or hackers can widely use brute force attack to crack down your password. Wonder how long it takes to crack password? Have a look into below mentioned table.
Some of the important factors to remember while setting up strong password are –
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 name of your family members, friends or pets in passwords.
4. Do not use postcodes, house no., phone no., birthdates, ID card no., social security no., while creating passwords.
5. Do not use any dictionary word in your passwords.
Activate 2 Way Multi-factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication is an authentication method where user grants access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of authentication.
Multi – Factor Authentication is the most secure way of keeping your account safe.
Most of the important website do offer Multi – Factor Authentication like Gmail, Facebook, and Netspace (India) are some of the company which provides Multi -Factor Authentication to its user.
It is a 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 access to multi pre-approved devices like your mobile phone.
Use VPN To Connect
Keeping a strong password is right practice when staying in digital world but what about browsing the internet and using that free WiFi on the airport ?
Is your data 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 VPN an internet provider or ISP server will not know the flow of data from your computer to any other server or a website.
Netspace (India) provides a world-class VPN service in India which gives you a secure connection over the internet.
Now, that you have fair knowledge of basic security measure to stay safe in digital world as an internet user, let us move little further as a service provider or a content provider where as a content provider it’s 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 an online business, you know that a domain name is the real state of the internet.
Domain Name is everything for you, it’s your digital identity.
If you lose it, you can lose 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 the Whois website.
Ever got a call from a website designing company, as soon as you book a domain?
Well, they get your data from the open WhoIS website which is 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.
Protect Your Data
Data is the key of digital world. Everything on 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 keeps 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.
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