Surf the Web Safely

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Tips to Surfing the Web Safely

Updated: June 30, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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Protecting your online presence is becoming very difficult. The Internet today which is becoming increasingly advertising driven and monitored by the worlds governments

Whether it’s for national security or to steer you towards a product, marketers and governments want to find out everything about you

How to Avoid Them

Stopping them completely is impossible. Hiding your browsing history and stay anonymous online is becoming more difficult. But with a few steps we can make it much harder to track us and make it difficult for anyone to expose you, at least to some extent

Anonymity and being unrecognizable on the Internet has its benefits. But how can you keep yourself and your digital footprints safe, especially with todays mass surveillance?


For more info See:
Wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_and_network_surveillance
Secureswissdata.com/9-ways-government-spying-on-internet-activity
Telegraph.co.uk Internet-activity-to-be-monitored-under-new-laws.html
Washingtonpost.com the-nsa-might-be-reading-your-searches
Indiatimes.com/tech/internet/are-you-being-tracked-on-internet
And possibly even your Internet provider by CNN.com


The following tools are very helpful for doing just this and being able to browse the Internet safely without being tracked

Use a Free Online Web Proxy Site

Free Web ProxyProtect
Protect Your Privacy. Just type in the URL and start Browsing privately. Route web pages through ProxySite.com to keep others from checking on you and monitoring your web use

Best Paid VPN browser extensions

NordVPN
Lightweight, good all-round solution. The NordVPN browser extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Firefox for Android. Not free

ExpressVPN
ExpressVPN’s web browser extension works differently than others on this list because it is not a standalone product. Instead, you must have the native VPN app already installed on your system. Not free

Ivacy
Unblocks a slew of popular streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and BBC iPlayer. Along with all the usual benefits of a VPN, you get WebRTC protection. Not free

SaferVPN
The SaferVPN browser extension gives you all of the service’s standard features in a lightweight and easy-to-use plugin. That includes access to all 700+ servers

CyberGhost
Stream and browse without limitations. Bypass geo-restrictions, closedowns, and digital censorship with our VPN service

PureVPN’s Chrome Extension
Gives you good online protection and anonymity. Protects your online activities involving communication, data sharing, etc. making it impossible for anyone to monitor your data. With over 2,000 Web Servers worldwide

Best Free VPN browser extensions

Not everyone can afford to buy a VPN, and that is why free VPN software are available. They might not be the best, but for basic tasks, they are more than capable of getting the job done

Hotspot Shield

Data transfer speeds good but it depends on the server/location you are connected to. The free account users can use various locations except for USA, UK, and France. Hotspot Shield can block malware, trackers, cookies, etc.
For Chrome | For Firefox

Hola

Hola comes with a lot of servers. You do not need an account, and there is no limit on bandwidth. Apart from browsing already included websites, you can block any other site as per your requirements. Probably the most important thing of this VPN service is the fact that it’s ad-free, so you won’t be bothered by pop-up ads or whatever else while browsing your favorite websites, or while watching Netflix. For Chrome | For Firefox

TunnelBear

TunnelBear is popular because of its fast server and encrypted VPN connection. The free account holder of TunnelBear VPN can get up to 22 different locations or servers including United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, etc. The disadvantage of TunnelBear free account is it offers only 500MB bandwidth per month, which can be increased by making a tweet. For Chrome | For Firefox

Other extensions for Firefox

Top user Rated -124 results found for "VPN"

Other extensions for Chrome
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VPN Browsers

Opera
Provides browser VPN advantage to its users free. Opera offers a built-in browser based VPN service you can opt on your Opera browser extensions. By doing so, you can secure your online tasks such as web surfing, accessing region-blocked sites, and streaming geo-restricted media content accordingly

Windscribe
Windscribe is another service you can assume as VPN app particularly developed for browser. This is because it offers VPN service that you can use on different browsers like Chrome and Firefox hassle-free. Thus, you can protect your online activities like web browsing, watching your preferred media content and so on

Tor Project
The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays. BROWSE FREELY. With Tor Browser, you are free to access sites your home network may have blocked. ABOUT US. We believe everyone should be able to explore the internet with privacy. This is a Firefox-based application for your PC or Mac and start browsing the web anonymously. But be ware: Tor is often misused by criminals and hackers to conduct online attacks and extortion, this alone may be enough to create suspicions. Your ISP can limit your bandwidth, fire off a cease-and-desist letter to you, or worse report you to the law enforcement authorities even if you haven’t done anything illegal or particularly wrong

NordVPN
A Panama based online protection service that allows you to sustain your online freedom through its VPN browser feature. The service does have presence in 60 countries with the help of 4,700+ servers worldwide

Top 11 Internet Safety Tips

1. Keep All Information Limited

Other people or even busness associates do not need to know your personal relationship status or your home address. They only really need to know about your expertise, professional background, and how to get in touch with you

2. Keep all Privacy Settings on

Hackers and marketers love to know all about you. Both can learn a lot from your browsing and social media usage. Both web browsers and mobile operating systems have settings available to protect your privacy online. Major websites like Facebook also have privacy settings. Make sure you have enabled these privacy settings

3. Practice Safe Browsing

Do not visit dangerous sites online. Cyber-criminals use lurid content as bait. They know surfers are tempted by dubious content and let their guard down when searching. One careless click could expose personal data or infect your device with malware

4. Use a Secure VPN Connection

When you go online in a public place, for example by using a public Wi-Fi connection, you have no direct control over its security. Make sure your device is secure, To further improve your Internet browsing safety, use secure VPN connection (virtual private network). VPN enables you to have a secure connection between your device and the Internet

5. Watch What You Download

The main goal of cybercriminals is to get you to downloading malware, programs or apps that carry malware or try to steal information. This malware can be disguised as an app: anything from a popular game to something that checks traffic or the weather. do not download anything that look suspicious or come from a site you do not trust

6. Strong Passwords

Passwords are one of the biggest weak spots in the whole Internet security structure, but we all need them. The problem is that people tend to choose easy ones to remember, which are easy for cyber thieves to guess. Select strong passwords that are harder for cybercriminals to demystify

7. Buy only from Secure Sites

Any time you make a purchase you need to provide credit card or bank account information. Only supply this information to Websites that provide secure, encrypted connections. You can identify secure sites by looking for an address that starts with https: (the S stands for "Secure")

8. Be Careful What You Post

Any comment or image you post online may stay online forever because removing the original does not remove any copies that other people made

9. Be Careful Who You Meet Online

People you meet online are not always who they claim to be. Indeed, they may not even be real. Be as cautious and sensible in your online social life as you are in your in-person social life

10. Keep Your Antivirus Program Up To Date

Internet security software cannot protect against every threat, but it will detect and remove most malware. Be sure to stay current with your operating system's updates and updates to applications you use. They provide a vital layer of security

11. Do not click on Email Attachments

Do not click on any links in an email from a sender you do not recognize, EVER. If you are unsure whether an email is legitimate, you could contact the source through a contact point that you have already verified before opening the message. Or do the safest thing: Delete it! This is probably the most popular way for hackers and spammers to infect you with a virus and or gain access and get your sensitive information

Are You Every Truly Anonymous?

The answer is a simple, no. You are never truly anonymous and because of this, you should never do, say or search for anything online unless you are aware of the risk and understand that someone can be watching you. BUT, you can use these tools to minimize the information available to prying eyes, tracking and later use in intrusive personalized advertising

Also see our Blogs on:

How do I remove my public records
Online Privacy and Security
How to Spot a Fake Email


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