Google Safety Tips: The festive season continues. On the one hand it means food, friends and family and fun, on the other hand it means Diwali shopping. However, the result of the Kovid-19 epidemic is that most shopping this year will be online. With the protection of Kovid-19, online shopping is safe for everyone because it prevents people from leaving their homes and thus prevents the virus from spreading. However, adopting this method of online trading has its risks. According to United Nations data, there has been a 600% increase in cyber crime since the COVID-19 epidemic began. As for the spread of malware and ransomware, several reports over the past two years have painted a similar picture. In the meantime, Google has shared a long list of safety tips that online shoppers should keep in mind when shopping. We’re going to tell you three key Google tips: –
Never reuse your old password
Google says poor password hygiene is so common in Asia-Pacific that more than 80% of respondents use the same password on multiple sites, and half of all respondents who tried to reuse passwords for 10 unique sites agreed. If a password is stolen on any of these sites, user accounts on other sites will also be impaired. Google recommends creating a unique password for each account online or using a password manager.
Set up your own safety net
Google’s research has shown that two out of three respondents in Asia-Pacific have experienced a data breach or know someone who has experienced one. The tech giant recommends three ways to set a safety net. This includes setting up a security phone number or email address, setting up a two-step verification process, and performing frequent Google security checks.
Be careful when adding items to an online cart
One of the easiest and most important things that netizens can do to keep themselves safe is to make sure the website they shop on is secure or not. Google says HTTPS is a safe and private way for people to interact with websites. If you enable this mode, Chrome will show you a warning if the website does not support HTTPS. “We recommend that you always run the latest version of the software on all your devices,” the company wrote in a blog post.
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