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    Internet Browsing - Safety Tips

    Here are some tips that I have compiled together about internet browsing:
    #1: Don't give personal information about yourself to a stranger online (Name, Email, IP, Address, etc.)
    #2: Don't click any links that you aren't sure of, do some research on it first.
    #3: Never visit 'adult sites', 99% of them are eaten up with ad's and malicious content.
    #4: Tweak your browsers settings to what you want to protect your privacy and security online.
    #5: Use browser extensions to help you out (uBlock/Adguard, HTTPS Everywhere, Web of Trust, etc. which ever ones that fit your preference)
    #6: Try not to become subject to Social Engineering (Human Manipulation) attacks.
    #7: Always use a antivirus - this helps you by blocking access to malicious sites in the AVs database.
    #8: Beware of news stories on Social Media sites as they could end up being fake.
    #9: Make sure your browser is updated regularly.
    #10: Check the website you are visiting to make sure it is the official site and not a phishing site.

    Hope you enjoy the tips!
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    Re: Internet Browsing - Safety Tips

    #9: Make sure your browser, plugins and extensions are always updated
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    Re: Internet Browsing - Safety Tips

    #3: Also stay away from torrent, crack and warez sites - these are commonly infested with malware drive-by downloads. (not to mention that pirated software tend to have malware themselves)

    #7: Antivirus isn't enough nowadays - you will need an antimalware software (unless you are using Emsisoft - in that case you have AV and AM protection on your fingertips already ).

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