The use of technology has meant to share on Internet personal information for different aims, and even if you don't believe it could be a risk to our daily life, because that treatment is not safe at all. In this new post of TecWeb, we give some advice to help you maintain data safe.
Which data is considered personal information?
Personal information is the one that identifies us from others, for example, name, last name, address, telephone number, signature, biometrics (iris and fingerprints), and bank account. In the same way, many government offices manage data documents as official identification for your security.
Whom do I need to give my personal information?
Writing or attaching personal information on a Web site is risky when you make it on insecure sites. Talking about TecWeb, you can calm down because our treatment of your personal information is private and trustworthy. You can check our privacy politics here.
What can I do to protect my personal information?
- Use high-level security passwords.
It would help if you don´t use the same password for all your accounts to protect your personal information; combining numbers, symbols, and uppercase and lowercase letters can work, and it might help to avoid privacy violations.
Also, you should not use date of birth, telephone numbers, and any other data that links you directly because you could be a victim of a cybercrime.
- Beware of social media.
It is common for users to indicate which places they frequently visit on social networks or what the area where they live is like. For this reason, be more cautious to avoid crimes that threaten your security and integrity. Sometimes social networks could be a source of information for those who observe you, and not everything that appears on them is private. So you know, never post personal information on any social network because you are vulnerable, and your family, too.
- Visit trusted sites.
Try to browse and download information from trustworthy sites. Otherwise, malicious content may take over your stored data. At this point, most reliable Web sites use a URL with HTTPS since both the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and the Secure Sockets Layer prevent information from being intercepted by a cybercriminal, encoding passwords and vulnerable information that will allow reaching the servers safely.
- Do not use a public network connection.
Using a public network connection also makes you vulnerable to information theft. Avoid its use or read the terms and conditions before agreeing to connect to it.
- Never leave sessions open.
If you are one of those, who leaves the session of their social networks or email open, you know what? It is not a good idea. We recommend you keep them closed once you stop using and it is also important to clean the cache memory of your devices because it stores everything you visit on the Web.
- Protect your devices and your information.
Installing an antivirus will shield the system of your computer equipment. At the same time, it will protect your personal information, so do not hesitate to invest in your computer security to ensure your safety.
Follow these tips, and your privacy will be more secure. You can contact our account executives if you are a TecWeb customer and have any other questions. It will be a pleasure to serve you.