11 May

How to be an Anonymous Web Browser

    Browse the Web Anonymously, Safely

    Surfing the web via an anonymous web browser should become more of a priority. Posing a query to Google is something most people do multiple times a day. Every keystroke constructs your online persona. Without warning, a cybercriminal can hijack this information and reek havoc on your device.

    Using public access points (such as free Wi-Fi in an airport) can be a blatant gateway to infringement of your private data. However, a breach can occur in any location if you are not implementing proper security measures.

    Using a VPN

    A virtual private network (VPN) is a tool used to encrypt information such as your browsing history, your email messages, and your online banking password. A VPN ensures that your connection is continuously private and safe from prying eyes. VPNs work across all devices from your smartphone to your home computer.

    Choosing a VPN

    VPN services are available from online providers for a low monthly fee. Choosing a great service comes down to meeting your individual needs. An easy-to-navigate interface is important for most users. Scan the reviews for customer service, as support is essential. Speed, bandwidth and device compatibility are not to be overlooked.

    Staying Safe In Public

    Even with a VPN or other form of device protection, there is always a slight chance of susceptibility. Those who frequently travel or use public connections should always take precautions. Here are our top tips for staying safe while using a precarious network:

    • Ask the staff for the correct name and spelling of the Wi-Fi network. Some fraudsters can create similar-looking networks that patrons can accidentally access. One letter or number may be missing from the deceptive network name in order to trick users into thinking that they are using the trusted connection. Once they have joined, their private information is up for grabs.
    • Don’t perform any tasks of a sensitive nature – such as filling out an application that requires your Social Insurance Number or logging in to your online banking.
    • Make sure that file sharing is switched off during your public browsing session.

    The Internet provides many conveniences that make our lives easier. The right tools and a security-first mindset can help stop intruders from snooping through our online lives – allowing us to browse confidently and securely. If you have any questions related to using an Anonymous Web Browser please Contact Us to learn more. 

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