Being Safe Without AntivirusProtecting the platform. If you own a PC, you don’t need any extra protection from any third-party antivirus applications provided, you don’t install too many random softwares or apps. Keeping the Windows Defender program up to date is all you have to do max. But if you installing random softwares, application from unknown sources, then it might not work for you. Regarding android, it doesn’t require anything like that. Yes, really you don’t need an antivirus for your smartphone. This applies to iPhone and probably any kind of phone too. Two things.
- stay up to date with the latest version of apps, system updates, softwares, etc, etc… No.. old is not gold here in this computer world.
- secondly never try to install any kind of apps and services from unknow sources.
Browser.. Browser..Most of our work has become browser based. So securing the browser closes many gates to many problems. Your browser has the ability to tackle 99% of security issues that available today. From phishing to data theft. Any browser it may be. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, you name it. I prefer Chrome and Firefox. Beware of the browser plugins/extensions. Just don’t install anything if it is not from a authorized sites. (chromestore, addons from Mozilla website)
Strengthening your communication channelAll the modems, routers and switches has the comes with extra protection layer to keep your data safe on transit. Some modern routers has basic firewall set in. If you feel like, you can always have a software firewall, which I don’t have interest in, esp. for network with few devices. When I use a public wifi network, I always to encrypted tunnel by using an VPN. Whether it is my phone or laptop I can easily switch on and connect with VPN (Virtual Private Network) network in few clicks. If you don’t know VPN is, it is a virtual network built over the internet, where only authorized people are connected. Now all the internet access from VPN is directed to a secure server to the outer internet. Get cool deals on VPN @ Stacksocial. I prefer “VPNSecure.me” when comes to VPN providers.
So..I won’t say your digital world is secure if you follow all the above. These are things you could use to replace your conventional antivirus system. You aren’t safe yet.. Subscribe to this blog to know more simple but powerful tips.
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