For those people who enjoy surfing the internet and want to be able to hide their real IP addresses, I would suggest using a Virtual Private Network. These services are really great, are affordable and there are lots of companies out there on the internet that offer great VPN’s that can help you keep yourself secure while browsing online. But what does a VPN do?
Well, to put it in a nutshell, a VPN, once activated will hide your real IP address and replace it with another one, often from another country so when you visit websites, you will appear to come from another location (country) instead of your own. So if you live in the United States and connect to a proxy in London, you will be given a London IP address. This is really awesome and can help keep your identity anonymous when visiting websites.
It’s highly beneficial if you intend to do things like making comments on people’s websites or posting information without worry that you’re real IP address will be captured. Our internet technology blog provides some great articles about Virtual Private Networks and the many benefits they offer to web users. One of the main reasons people use VPN services today is actually to avoid geographical restrictions on the internet. For example, if a certain website has blocked IP addresses from an entire country from accessing their website, users can still visit that website simply by using a VPN which allows them to visit the website under a foreign IP address.
There are many VPN companies on the internet and users can check out the many reviews available online before making a decision. Always use a paid option as they often tend to have more features, stability and better customer support.
Harmful malware threats are all over the internet today, and even though this is the case, most of us continue to browse the World Wide Web without any adequate protection on our systems. I think if people knew more about malware, viruses and spyware etc, they would actually take the time to get the protection they need to stop the extremely negative effects that malware can have on a system. Now, malware can be one of many threats. It can be adware, rootkits, spyware, viruses or even a trojan horse. All of these threat types are unique in nature and can inflict different types of damage and harm on a user’s system. This might include data theft or corruption of hard drive data, the end result being bad either way. So what are the different ways that an individual can protect against malware?
- Using malware protection tools – Simple as that. The first and most effective way to stop malware is to pay for a high quality anti malware program, run daily scans and keep live protection running at all times.
- Cautious web surfing – If you surf websites that give security warnings on your browser, don’t visit them or click on any links that redirect to them – this can stop malware and phishing attacks.
- Unknown Files – If you receive attachments in emails that come from sources that are not known to you, never open them up as it could trigger trojan horse, virus or spyware installations.
- Phishing Links – If you get emails that have links in them claiming to be from your bank or another institution, don’t click on them. Verify them first because sometimes users will click on these fake phishing links and they will have their information captured by scammers or hackers for financial gain.
These simple 4 tips will no doubt help to make a different with regards to your internet security levels on your system. Check out online websites for more helpful tips on how to stop malware and other cyber attacks.