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Expert hackers tell us how to maintain our privacy on Internet.

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

Expert hackers tell us how to maintain our privacy on InternetExpert hackers give us invaluable and easy tips on how to maintain our privacy while surfing on the Internet. Obviously, Internet has brought us too many advantages and benefits, but it is undeniable that it leads us highly exposed when it comes to our privacy and most susceptible of becoming victims of fraud, or spam. There are simple things though, that we can do keep ourself safe while browsing the net:

- Try to use a browser that does not keep track of your searches or saves your browsing history, which is what the most popular browsers precisely do. For instance, Google keeps a detailed registration of all our moves within their web services, ranging from the browser to Youtube or Google Maps. Even when not logged in, the browser follows our steps. So if you don´t want to leave any cyber foot prints, use a non tracking browser, such as Bing from Microsoft, DuckDuckGo, or Ixquick.

- Do not log in to before watching a YouTube video and if you log onto Facebook, make sure you log out when you are done there, otherwise the social network can keep track of your browsing activities and obtain further information on your personal preferences. That is how they increase their users database, which they then offer to their announcers.

- Avoid utilizing a public Wi Fi if it does not require a logging password. If you don´t log through a pass, anyone with the sufficient knowledge can capture the information you are sending or receiving through that connection.

- Use a blocking tool. There are several tools, such us DoNotTrackPlus that let us block any Internet robot. This way, any company trying to collect information on our activities on the net, browsing history will be instantly blocked and you will be able to know which are the webs that have been trying to track you.

- Chose a private and encrypted Email. Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo, to mention just a few examples, give us a high quality free service, but the same way as with the browsers, your personal information is not completely safe. Husmail or Lavabit are two examples of email services that respect your privacy and allow you to send encrypted emails, which means that in case anyone intercepts them, that one won´t be able to read them.

- Hide your IP. Even though we can avoid leaving personal or browsing information on the net, our IP still leaves a trace. Tor and Freenet are good examples of tools that can hide our IP, which means no one will be able to find out where we are connecting from.

Internet is entertaining, useful, informative, but our privacy is valuable too, and we are giving it all to many individuals or companies for free while they use our data for their  own purposes. It is not easy to reach a 100% level of privacy on the net, but we should do every effort towards it.

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