Sharing personal information on the Internet increases vulnerability. Minimize sharing your personal information to avoid hacking.
Shortened URLs are sometimes risky URLs. Verify safety of URL
Ignore unsolicited mails seeking your personal information, especially the ones beginning with "Dear Customer."
Keep your Operating System, Internet Explorer, Applications, and Anti-Virus updated to protect your PC against viruses and spying programs.
Don't make purchases online from unknown sites with cheap prices. This can be a possible ploy to steal your personal and credit card information.
Services like PayPal for online payments are more secure than credit cards. Make sure to use certified payment services.
Check application access rights before installation in Android system; otherwise, you won't be able to predict the applications functions in your mobile.
Securing your home wireless network is not just preventing others from using it; it also includes securing your connected devices from hacking.
Secure your home wireless network to prevent unauthorized use of your network and devices for cyber-crimes.
Using a home wireless network encrypted with WEP exposes your information to other connected users.
Always use WPA or WPA2 for encrypting your home wireless network rather than using WEP or leaving it unsecured.
Using different passwords for your accounts in social networks and email minimizes the risk of exploitation.
Always use strong passwords by combining numbers, letters, and symbols and avoid repeating passwords.
Use privacy settings on social networks to keep out unwanted viewers.
Avoid granting applications access to your Android devices unless they are completely trusted.
Always use updated Internet browsers. Older browsers can potentially have security bugs that can be exploited to harm your devices.
To secure your home wireless network, turn off the modem when it is not needed for a long period.
Activate PIN for your SIM card and your device to protect your identity and information.
Don't install Apps from unofficial stores as they may contain viruses.
Install Anti-Virus Apps on your Android mobile especially if you are using Apps from outside Google Play.
Scan email attachments with anti-virus software before opening, even if you know the sender.
For important activities such as online banking transactions, use mobile network rather than public wireless networks.