Internet has become a need of every person in his/her day to day life. You can find any sort of information on it. As the usage of Internet is increasing, you need to make your Internet connections secure from foreign threats. For the security of your Internet connection it is essential to protect your data and maintain your privacy.
Do you have an Internet connection? Are you facing the problems of slow browsing speed then you can secure your Internet connection by followings guidelines:
Try to choose more secure connections
As for you it is not possible to choose your connection type. The best thing you can do is to secure your Internet by having some form of security key. This security key can safeguard your computer from unauthorized access.
Viruses and malware
Viruses and malware are the causes of most of the cybercrime and cyber-threats. Some virus can be so dangerous that they can destroy your file and can even wipe out your operating system. In order to avoid this problem you need to clean your system on a regular basis. This can be done by using an antivirus which will automatically cleans up all viruses rising in your computer.
Make sure your firewall is activated
A firewall helps you to protect your computer. It can secure your system to be accessed from unauthorized users. The other users can access your personal files through Internet connection or any network. Firewall acts as a protection. It checks all incoming information and blocks them. Every operating system comes with firewall. You need to make sure that it is turned on.
Disable file and printer sharing
In your computer system you have an option of file and printer sharing that enables other computers on a network to access all the information from your computer. In case you are using your mobile PC in a hotspot, it is recommended to you to disable file and printer sharing. This will save your data from being shared. This will protect your computer from hackers and enhance the security of tour computer.
Hide the name of your network
One other very important thing you need to secure your Internet connection is to hide it from public view. To keep your network secure, you must not advertise it by broadcasting your SSID (Service Set Identifier) from your router. You can change the settings of the SSIS and can tell the router not to show the SSID. For this, go to the â€œWireless SSID Broadcast” box and then click on disabled.
Share and communicate with care
Many a times you may need to transfer your files to others. You are advised to share only the things needed to be shared. You can transfer file rather than the folder. Whenever it is possible, protect the data from sharing. You can secure your data by using a password to open it. This way only you can access your data and no other unauthorized user can access it.
Congratulations, you have a secured Internet connection now. You can enjoy surfing Internet without being scared of foreign threats.