Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

4 Quick Tips — How to Protect Yourself Online

How to Protect Yourself Online

Internet users can protect themselves from cybercrime with the following quick tips:

• Only download mobile apps from official app stores, such as iTunes and the Android Market, and read user reviews before downloading them.

• Be extra vigilant when reviewing and responding to emails. (I call this “use paranoid common sense”.)

• Watch out for too-good-to-be-true offers on social networks, like free airline tickets. Never agree to reveal your personal information just to participate in a promotion. (Or get a free magazine subscription..)

• Don’t accept requests on social networks from people you don’t know in real life. Wait to post pictures and comments about your vacation until you’ve already returned home.

I am not sure I agree with the order McAfee chose to put these in.. but I assure you this is good information here.

Today’s quote:The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.” ~ Fred Dehner

Today’s chuckle:

And if you believe that, I have a really wonderful – limited time – please don’t tell anyone else – price on the Washington bridge. Just click here to find out more!

Copyright 2007-2012 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.

>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<

All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

August 27, 2012 - Posted by | advice, Internet, security | , , , ,


  1. […] 4 Quick Tips — How to Protect Yourself Online […]


    Pingback by Infographic Depicting The Growth of the Internet In The Past Ten Years « What's On My PC | August 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. What about using a vpn service such as hush tunnel or hotspot shield? That is a way of protecting yourself that has been missed out here


    Comment by james ward | September 1, 2012 | Reply

    • james ward,
      There are many “precautions” people should take before connecting to the Internet (and certain “healthy paranoia” needs to be adopted) that did not make this “quick tips” list. But that doesn’t mean they are not good ideas.. and yes, VPN, is one such.


      Comment by techpaul | September 1, 2012 | Reply

Post your Comment/Question

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: