Own up to it: ‘U are responsible for U’r online security…end of story!’ That being said…I can help U along this personal online security path…by U…reading further…
Note: No graphics yet! Coming…lol!!
🔒 HTTPS Protocol
🥇 First off! Did U configure your browser to only accept the HTTPS protocol? Why?..did U say?
🧑🏫 Configuring U’r browser to only accept the HTTPS protocol ensures U’r online communications are:
- Secured by authenticating all parties in a connection…
- Checked for data integrity…
- Provided with encrypted communications
Use U’r favourite search engine & find out how to implement this very important security feature in U’r chosen browser! Highly recommended ✨ !!
I think the above is enough for the argument to use HTTPS..lol!
🔑 Password Manager
U are not going to remember 🧠 all of those 20+ alpha-numeric character passwords! Get a password manager! Make U’r life easy…and online secure!!
Caveat: (not now…perhaps later!)
“Never…never…never…use U’r browser’s password manager!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Why?
Third-party password managers are cross-platform & cross-browser! A proprietary browser’s password manager is NOT!! What does this mean?
LastPass[not affiliated…but I used it for over 2 years] is a definite ‘OK’…for non-technical people! Bitwarden[not affiliated…but I use this open-source password manager every day]…which is my preference!! A bit more technically involved!!! But…Bitwarden is open-source & NEVER has been hacked!!!! Bonus: audited by top third-party security firms!!!!!
What more can I say…as it would appear to be content filler…eeks 😬 !
Find an Email service that has decent filtering capabilities. After using several, including Microsoft[still a good company], I ended up…many moons ago…as an ardent user of Gmail![not affiliated…but have been using Gmail for over 5 years] It filters out spam & such things…pretty well!! Just my preference folks!!! Further: In the last 5 years, I have been hacked once…via a multiplayer first-person shooter (MPFPS) gaming site account using my Gmail address…which I resolved quickly…lol!!!! Can’t say that…for the rest…(my experience folks)!!!!!
Basic stuff…really…not too time-consuming ⏲️ to implement! Follow the above 🔝 [U will thank me…eventually…I swear!!]…for a safer personal online experience!!!
This post is subject to continuous updates[Last update: November 29, 2022]! Thank you for U’r valuable time!!