#1. While giving away personal or financial information on any website, check if its URL begins with ‘https’. Also look for the lock icon, which indicates that the connection is secure.
#2. Never shop online, make financial transactions or login into accounts over free, unsecured WiFi networks.
#3. Create long, unique, and hard to guess passwords. Never keep the same password for different online accounts.
#4. Enable Secure Browsing for your Facebook account.
#5. Keep your computer’s Firewall ON
#6. Avoid making your personal information public on social media sites and Internet in general.
#7. Avoid checking ‘Keep me logged in’ or ‘Remember me’ options on websites, especially on public computers.
#8. Use your primary email address to stay in touch with people you know or are acquainted with.
#9. Never use your official email address for social media sites.
#10. For social media sites, use an email address that you do not use for important communications.
#11. Tighten your privacy settings on Facebook so that only your friends are notified about your activity.
#12. Never use any of your personal information such as name, date of birth, address, etc., as your password.
#13. While you are online in a public setting such as a coffee shop, mall, airport, etc., watch your back to make sure no one’s snooping on you.
#14. Never trust emails asking for your personal or banking information. Be extra cautions against links or attachments in unknown or unwanted emails. Verify any such communication with the sender first.
#15. Do away with old accounts that you do not use anymore.
#16. Do not make your photos or videos public on social media sites. Keep them visible to friends you know, and your family.
#17. Never respond to pop up ads that may come up on your screen. Close such pop ups from the the task manager; press Alt+Ctrl+Delete.
#18. Before downloading any free software, research on the software and the website hosting it.
#19. Avoid visiting inappropriate websites or websites that you are not fully aware of.
#20. Beware of files with multiple extensions.
#21. Always log out of online accounts when you are done. This is especially important when you are using a public computer.
#22. Do not click or share posts on Facebook that claim to show any unusual content such as shocking videos or magical illusions. Verify such news from other sources.
#23. Access your bank’s website by manually typing its URL in the address bar.
#24. Do not click any links in emails to access your bank’s website.
#25. Change your banking and other Internet account passwords at periodic intervals.
#26. Do not install software that comes as an attachment in emails.
#27. Always shop from reputed and know online stores.
#28. Update the Internet browsers and software on your computer.
#29. Use up-to-date security software that offers multilayered protection.
#30. Increase your awareness of cyber security and share the same with friends and family.
And that would be all for some of the important dos and don’ts that each one of us must follow to keep our online world safe, sound, and healthy. (Source: Quick Heal Total Security)