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9 security tips other than choosing the right VPN provider

2020/09/10

Though, choosing the right VPN provider is important. However, are there other ways to beef up your device security? The answer is yes. Check out these easy security tips. In fact, do you know what the best part is? They are rather easier than we think.

Sounds Interesting? So then, check out these 9 easiest security tips. Therefore, let’s get started.

1. Keep your devices updated

Seems too obvious? Just hold on. When did you update your router’s firmware? When did you update your JAVA? JAVA is installed on all devices. Hence, it is the most targeted regime by intruders. Most of us don’t even know how to update it. For windows go to the start menu. Click the JAVA Control Panel. Click on updates. It is that simple. In addition to this, also go to the security tab in the JAVA control panel. Uncheck the box that says" Enable JAVA content for browsers and web start applications".

2. Set your windows account not as an administrator but rather a standard user instead

Admin account gives you high-level privileges. Hey, hold on. Most applications on your device don’t require it. What if a virus intrudes into your browser? It will have admin privileges as well. You will not even know about it if using a standard user. In Fact, if an application needs you to have admin privileges you’ll be notified anyway.

3. User account control(UAC)

Remember that pop up when you install software? You find it a bit annoying? So be it. Do not click OK without reading it. Also, keep U.A.C. in the highest security setting. This way you come to know if an intruder tries to set up an application.

4. Wi-Fi Protected set up

Assuming you have set up a Wi-Fi password. One setting that everybody ignores is WPS. This is normally enabled by default. You should disable it. This feature makes it easy to add devices to your router. Keeping this feature enabled undermines your Wi-Fi connection. You can do it in your router settings.

5. Universal plug and play(UPNP)

This is another setting on Wi-Fi router settings. Normally this is enabled. You should disable it. This is needed when you need to connect several Xbox devices.

6. Third-Party DNS Service

Stop using your default DNS service provider by your ISP. You are probably using it now. Right? Read this. Third-party DNS service like open DNS has a rigorous list of malicious websites.

7. Anti Virus

Go for an anti Virus now. Choose the one that works on real-time bases. A real-time antivirus will help you get protected from infection in the first place.

8. Back-Up

We all know it. Backing up data keeps us secure. Create a local back up. Also, create cloud back up. The cloud backup servers are very easy to use. They update your back up on a regular basis.

9. Encrypt your hard disk

Encrypt your hard drive. Especially, encrypt laptop hard disk. Since chances of theft in the case of a laptop are higher.

To conclude, choosing the right VPN provider helps. However, some easy hacks can help you beef up your device-level security. Also, effective use of network applications like Router application, Windows can come in handy.

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