10 Tips For Saving Time & Being Secure On Internet

Hello everyone, here I am with my first blog.

To begin with, here’s a quick fact:
According to many studies and surveys, a human spends over 6 hours approximately over the internet in 1 day.

We have knowingly or unknowingly indulged ourselves on our cell phones and laptops. We are sometimes unaware of the measures one must take to be safe on the internet as well as cut down the screen time we maintain.

I am a student currently and I have read some blogs relating to security in the past. The gist of all the blogs I read and the real practices that even I follow will be mentioned here in easily understandable language which I guarantee will be worth your time reading.

Excited? Cause I am :)

7. VPN, How can I miss this, this is the supreme power on the internet. VPN is a virtual private network in which your IP is relocated to a different server and your location cannot be tracked based on the internet connection you have. Your ISP will know that you are using a VPN but he/she cannot have a look at your internet activity. This way it can be difficult to be tracked, which is also used by many journalists nowadays to report the reality of the news. The most recommended VPN is NordVPN. I am saying this particular VPN in particular because it is based in Panama, where there are strong and efficient data privacy laws. Using free VPN’s cannot be regarded as a safety measure as we cannot say how those companies process our data.

8. HTTPS everywhere extension : Popular Browsers like Chrome, Firefox provide facility to force HTTPS on websites that you visit.Link is https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/https-everywhere/gcbommkclmclpchllfjekcdonpmejbdp?hl=en. This little step in itself prevents you from landing over malicious website URLs.

9. Passwords: Never use a similar pattern of passwords on different applications. But as a human mind is limited to remembering information, we can use apps like LastPass to manage our passwords. In such apps, you need a master password to enter the app wherein you can access all your passwords.

App for managing passwords!

10. Spend time on your physical fitness. It may be delightful to watch web series till late at night but, the harsh truth is that it adversely affects our health. Do maintain a sleep time of 6–8 hours. It is very crucial to maintain a healthy work-life balance to be up to the mark.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” — Buddha

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and got some real insights on internet security. Reviews are appreciated. Thank you for your time!

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