Staying Safe Online in 2023


Hello, dear readers! Today, on National Computer Security Day, we at Storm Internet are excited to share some easy-to-follow, practical tips to help you stay secure in the digital world. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting comfortable with your device, these guidelines are for you!

Tips and Tricks

Create Strong Passwords: Think of your password as a key to your digital house. Would you use a flimsy key for your home? Certainly not! Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols to make your passwords strong and hard to guess. For example, instead of “fluffy123”, try “_FluFfy#123!”. Remember, a strong password is your first line of defense. And don’t forget to keep a record of your password in a safe place – losing it can be like losing the key to your house!

Beware of Phishing Scams: Phishing scams are like those tricky phone calls trying to sell you something you don’t need. But in this case, they’re emails or messages that look legitimate but are actually attempts to steal your personal information. Always check the sender’s email address and look for odd language or urgent requests for information. When in doubt, don’t click!

Keep Your Software Updated: Just like getting regular health check-ups, keeping your software updated is vital. These updates often include fixes for security vulnerabilities. So, next time your device asks to install an update, think of it as a vaccine for your computer!

Use Secure Networks: Using public Wi-Fi is like having a conversation in a crowded room; others might overhear. When you’re out and about, avoid accessing sensitive information like your bank account on public networks. If necessary, use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for a more secure connection.

Backup Your Data: Imagine if you lost all your important documents and photos. Scary, right? Regularly backing up your data – either on an external hard drive or cloud storage – is like keeping a spare key; it ensures you won’t be locked out of your important files.

Be Skeptical and Inquisitive: If something seems too good to be true online, it probably is. Always question unexpected offers or alerts. It’s like double-checking who’s at the door before opening it.

Staying safe online doesn’t have to be complicated. Just like learning any new skill, it takes a bit of practice and awareness. On this National Computer Security Day, take a moment to review your digital security practices. Your online safety is important, and a few simple steps can make a big difference. 

Stay safe and happy browsing, from your friends at Storm! 


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