internet has many positives, but it cannot be denied that it also has a darker side. If we do not take care to protect our privacy, it may turn out that our private data will be used against us. Therefore, it is worth following a few simple steps that will save us potentially a lot of trouble in the future. So how do you protect your privacy while browsing the internet?
Use a VPN
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, in a nutshell, prevents the websites we visit from seeing our real IP address, but the VPN address. Not only do we keep our location a secret, but we can also, for example, unlock regional locks by connecting to a server located in another country.
Good unlimited VPNs are usually paid, but it’s an expense worth making. A VPN on its own won’t protect you from all threats, but it’s a solid first line of defense, and it’s definitely worth investing in. Especially since most VPNs only cost a few dollars a month.
It is worth looking for rankings and comparisons of the best VPNs on good technology portals such as Tech Polska. In this way, we will avoid paying for a service that, for example, will be slow, buggy or, in fact, not very secure.
Install A Good Antivirus Program
Good antivirus programs can, for example, block suspicious websites, protect against downloading dangerous files, or turn on additional protection when using banks or online stores. Therefore, antivirus is necessary not only to protect the computer in general, but also to secure our internet activity.
Free antivirus is better than none, but, especially if you use the Internet a lot, a paid, decent antivirus will be the best solution. The more that the annual license should not a very large cost for us.
Privacy Plugins Are The Key
The websites we visit access, inter alia, to our IP, as well as other data. Cookies “track us” on various websites, creating our marketing profile, on the basis of which we later receive advertisements precisely tailored to our person.
However, you can prevent this by choosing the appropriate privacy plug-ins for your browser. They are free, easily available and will be especially useful if we use Google Chrome, which is the browser that is most at odds with users’ private data.
Plugins worth considering include Hostelry, Privacy Badger, and Disconnect, among others. It’s always a good idea to install a good ad-blocking plugin as well, which is effective first and second that doesn’t collect and sell our data. A great option is, for example, unblock Origins. You can read more about privacy plugins on technology portals such as Tech Polska. Their installation costs nothing and is very simple and quick, so it’s definitely worth taking an interest in them.