Being a Mozilla Firefox user gives you an edge above others as Firefox has an add on “HTTPS Everywhere”. It makes your browser a secure place to surf as it automatically uses SSL protected versions of webpages when available on websites.
Further Google Chrome also has an extension which could be installed, it is “PreferHTTPS” . Somewhat similar to HTTPS Everywhere , it forces the website to load their HTTPS versions automatically
2. Is the website trustworthy?This is a not a difficult step , just ask one question “How shall I know if a site is trustworthy?” Figuring out the answer to it is easy enough. Before indulging into any transaction look up to the site’s reputation and use only secure online payment systems for making transactions. These are two among few of trusted online transaction websites that allows a person to deal online rather than paying directly via your bank.
In order to validate the trustworthiness of a website you can always browse through mywot.com. It contains the data of the website you are looking for. It will alert you for any sort of malware, viruses , phishing, fraud , scams, bad online shopping experiences etc. you can always download an add- on of this website and install it in your browser for ease of use. The data results of mywot.com is based on the responses and ratings of millions of users as well as trusted technical sources.
3. Are you careful about your transactions?Your busy life might be keeping you away from the thoughts of your bank transactions but as a piece of advice, you must always keep a check on them while transacting online. Keeping a check on When, Where, With Whom will be of great use. With such attention you can always put a hold to your card when in dilemma or suspect an unusual activity.
4. Is your password Secure?
5. Have you left the traces behind?If you texted, emailed, whatsapp’ed your details to any friends , relatives make sure that you and your friend have deleted all such mails. There are quite a few evidences that people have been in fraud cases because of the little carelessness. Writing your passwords or keeping them ”Safe” in your mobile phones or laptops is not the safest option. It is the easiest way for someone to spot.
You must always clear your cache, be extra careful about your credentials while using another system , be it a computer or a mobile device. Make sure you check “No” whenever it says to save your password. Never allow your browser to remember your passwords . Always make it a point to clear all your cookies, cache, history when leaving behind the unacquainted computer that you’ve just used.
In the technology bound world you always have a helper aside. Keepass and programs like CCleaner are amazing utilities available at your disposal. They are used to create as well as store strong secure passwords as well as deleting data from temporary files, web browsers, etc.
Stay Safe! Stay Happy!