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Improve Privacy on your Website – 10 Tips

Improve Privacy on your Website – 10 Tips
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Privacy is very important when the internet world is flooded with hacking, spamming, overloading of information and continuous attacks from the outside world. There are simple as well as complex ways of saving websites from being attacked. Improving privacy will reduce unwanted time spending on maintenance, repairs and firewalls. Admin controls and multiple checks for data uploading are the two most effective ways of improving privacy for a website. We are sharing a few tips that add for a secure and safe internet presence.

Intelligent Facebook Availability
Keeping your Facebook profile intact is important as it maintains your social presence and continues promoting your brand. Do not consider leaving Facebook from the fear risking your business. Facebook marketing is difficult but it is vital. Improve your privacy by creating a different personal account to remain connected with your close contacts. Privacy settings are available on Facebook which will allow you to share and keep information private and public as and when required.

Make a Proxy run for Your Browser
There will be times when you will feel frustrated with unwanted web request and user entries. As website managers there are times when one seriously wants to hide his/her online activity trails. Using proxy server s a good idea to hide web trails. There are free proxy tools that can be installed for free and can be worked for hosted web spaces as well as home computers. Restrictions will be easily activated allowing you to have online disguises while surfing the internet world or performing web activities. The intention is not to do anything but to remain invisible or private whenever it is desired.

Secure Data Sharing

Availability of internet is surely a boon if misuse and abuse of random personal information is not taken into account. It is advisable to use secure Gmail and encryption or password protected USB devices. Whenever a person logs into his account in a public internet sharing place he must take care to uncheck ‘keep me logged in’ option and log out from his account after completing his tasks. Intelligent sharing of data is important. Secure servers must be checked before sending across data to contacts.

Check on Available Personal Data
You must always perform a check on the available information related to you. Google crawls all kinds of information. Websites, blogs, forums or any other places where your name has been enlisted against your work or even a mere mention has been made beside your name will be made public on the internet. You must know what information is available related to you. This will prepare you for your background checks performed by your employer.

Security Questions

Security questions are usually not held important by people. But this is one of the most important tools to ensure privacy. Security questions must be very hard to crack, harder than passwords. Choosing hard security questions will make it impossible for people to break. Security questions can be created on your own and make way for an improved privacy.

Protection of Financial Accounts
Protecting personal financial account information is important for ensuring privacy. Do not use regular email ids for financial account verifications. Security remains within strict information sharing.

Google Settings
There are privacy settings and tools within Google that allow users to remain private from the internet world. Get to know the available information surrounding you on Google and do something about it by availing the Google apps and restricting information from going out into the internet.

Opt for Private Downloading
P2P sharing platforms must be checked into private browsing and downloading. BitTorrent must be availed properly by checking on privacy and proxy settings. In order to make for a foolproof downloading, download paths must be different.

Do Real Browsing and Leave Private Browsing
Private browsing is not a good idea as most information remains in the temp files and history folders. Opting for normal browsing and deleting DNS caches and Flash cookies will do wonders in including trace-free internet browsing.

Keep a Secure Control Panel

Having a website will require having a secure control panel. There must be multiple checkpoints before users can continue posting or uploading content, images, etc. Having minimum admin accounts in a control panel will reduce encroachment and privacy-hacking.

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Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works with PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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