Do you care about your privacy on the web? We’re willing to bet that you do, but we’re also willing to bet that there is more you can do to protect yourself.
At QuickConfirm, we take your security very seriously. That’s why we use best-in-class security protocols for our employment and income verification services. We are deeply committed to helping our clients protect personal information while using our services.
We’re also committed to helping you to protect your personal data while browsing online. That’s why, in the URL for this page, you’ll see that we use an SSL certificate to encrypt data while in transit, to or from QuickConfirm, as well as in a resting state in our database. That’s also why we want to share these 5 tools for protecting your privacy on the web.
A great way to avoid privacy issues on the web is by using a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN is a way to hide your device’s IP address. As Forbes explains, “A VPN protects your identity even if you are using public or shared WiFi, and your data will be kept private from any prying internet eyes.”
A VPN can protect your personal information when you are logged on to public WiFi, and prevent data collection by apps and websites you visit.
2. Password Vault
How do you remember all of your passwords? You do have unique passwords for each service you log into, right? If you have your passwords saved to your browser, or even written on a note in your wallet, your data is at risk.
A password manager (like LastPass, for example) is a way to protect your passwords in one highly secure, encrypted, online vault. Password managers can store and even autofill your passwords while limiting others from getting their hands on them.
3. Ad Blockers
It’s no secret that online advertisers are using the internet for marketing. Sometimes, though, there can be questions about what information marketers are getting, and how they are using it. Ad blockers help you to limit the ads you see, and help ensure that you aren’t clicking on ads that contain viruses.
If you use Google’s Chrome browser, you may consider installing AdBlock. It has “over 60 million users, and is one of the most popular Chrome extensions with over 350 million downloads.”
4. Antivirus Tools
Speaking of viruses, antivirus software is an important part of protecting your privacy on the web. One wrong click on a malicious link, or one download of a document from an unknown sender and your computer may be infected with software that can steal your private information, including banking, medical, and other data.
Antivirus tools, like Norton, can detect and isolate those virus threats and protect your computer and information.
5. Secure Browser Tools
Internet users are wise to utilize the security tools in their browsers. From built-in ad blockers, to search engines that protect your search results, there are a number of very useful browser tools to help keep you safe.
Some secure browser tools you may consider include:
Avast Online Security
Each of these functions differently but all of them are designed to help protect your privacy on the web.
QuickConfirm is ready to help you with all of your employment and salary verification needs and to make sure that your data is safe and secure while doing so.