The internet is a place for everybody where they can do a lot of activities. Just as in real-life you have to protect yourself. It can be compared to take an assurance for yourself and your own home. Making sure you're safe on the internet isn't as easy as some people might think. Most professional hackers are well aware of the latest tricks on the internet. But what about anonymity? How about my privacy when I'm protecting myself online? Does more protection means less privacy? The Internet Service Providers have a certain role in the protection online. When you're going completely anonymous online, are you safe? Read more about it below.
More security means less anonimity
To keep your online activities safe, for example with an SSL-certificate, external companies need to know your identity. This means that if you wish to be protected online, your identity must be exposed. The external companies that are owners of the SSL-certificates need to know your identity to protect your connection with the website. This method gets used more often by bank transactions to keep the criminals away from your connection.
What can you do? A few tips to keep your online activities safe:
- Don't leave your personal information somewhere without any reason.
- Do not open unknown files that have been sent to you by mail (it may contain a virus)
- Don't respond to mails that are not containing any personal information about you
- Curious about what can be found about you online? Check an ID-alert (www.google.com/alerts)