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The internet, to some people is vital in conducting daily activities, be it leisure or business. There are other people who are out to capture your information for example your banking credentials, passwords e-cetera and use it to their advantage, in the process harming you, if not physically, emotionally and financially. The need of safe internet surfing thus arises. In order for someone to be safe on the internet, I recommend the following strategies:

1. Try as much as possible to protect your identity.

Choose passwords that not easy to guess, the longer the password the better. Choosing your year of birth or “password” for your password is not safely as both are easy to guess. You can also try to change your password every one or two months.
Try passwords that only refer to things significant to you. 2. Always be careful when installing new software, mostly free software you download from the internet. Be sure to read the terms and conditions very carefully.

The same applies when you sign up for newsletters or agree to anything.

3. Remember that your details belong to you alone. do not share your addresses ,phone numbers or full name to anyone online. Also be careful when making online friends, though it’s possible to create good friends online there are imposters online.

4. Be careful not to fall for phishing e-mails. Phishing e-mails are e-mails that seem to be sent from a legitimate company for example e-bay, amazon or even your bank. They contain a link a website and when you click on the link, a malicious software can auto-install into your computer and steal the important information it contains. It may also corrupt your files or use your computer as a bot.

5. Peel your eyes for scams. Online scams have been there for as long as I can remember. Never open emails that claim you have won millions of dollars, or click on pop-up windows that claim to invite you in playing a lottery. Also do not open e-mail attachments which you do not trust

6. When it comes to social media, always make sure you don’t give too much information about yourself. Do not post your name, wife’s name children names, address, phone numbers and any other personal information imaginable, on Facebook. This information is accessible to all you friends or any other person with a computer every enlightenment about you.

7. Make sure your computer is protected by an anti-virus program, an anti-malware program or a firewall. Viruses and malwares can not only steal your valuable information, but can also slow down your system (computer). Make sure your Wi-Fi is secure, by changing its name and choosing a strong password.

8. Download software and any other file from a trusted source and also try to run sandboxed browsers. Sandbox deletes all downloaded malware and viruses from any site once you close your browser.


How to buy a computer online

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With the kind of lifestyle we have nowadays, we consider shopping as a privilege or necessity. That’s why we have to thank Internet for existing. You can look for anything and you can find everything. And when it comes to shopping, things are pretty much awesome. All you need is an internet connection, a credit card and a bit of time The good part is that you can shop online at any time and from any place. There are so many websites, companies and options out there.. how could you know what to choose? In this article, we will try to figure out how to buy computer online.

1. Check the company and its website. Try to check whether they have a contact displayed (phone number, email) and if they do, give them a call and ask them questions about the product. The more professional they will be in helping you buying a product, the more convinced you will be

2. Once you found the type of computer you want, read what features it has; like how many USB ports are there, if it has a DVD drive, a webcam, how much storage it has, what’s the size of the RAM and other specifications you might be interested in depending on what you are going to use the computer for.

3. What I think it’s vital for you to check is whether the PC/laptop has an operating system on it (Mac, Windows, Linux). Otherwise, you will end up either returning the product and wait again until you find another one or going to the nearest computer shop and asking for an operating system. And that’s not cheap !

4. Read about their conditions on returning the product. Well, no matter how much you read about it, when you actually turn it on and work on it you might realize that it cannot be used as you intended. It is important for you to know if you have to pay for a courier, deliver the product in person to their showrooms(if they have one) and if you will receive your entire sum of money back.

5. Warranty ? Yes, extremely important. Well, you bought it from a shop existing in the virtual world. However, in sales, virtual world is strongly connected to the real world. Thankfully! You will need a certificate which is signed and stamped by a competent employee. I advised you above to get information about the company. Now you see why ?