Every Internet users has a question that how secure their private data really Many of us think that we are in the right way. The following are five such misconceptions, the truth behind them, and what to do about it.
1. Whatever mode you are using in browser like Private Browsing, Incognito Window, or In-Private Mode, it is meant to let you browse without leaving behind a local trail of history, passwords, cookies, and other assorted bits of revealing information. After that your information can be stored and sold to third parties.
2. Wi-Fi hotspots are available at coffee shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and it is free and easy.
But there are risks in using them. First, you are not joining the network you are trying to join, it is a rogue network that has been setup by someone to access your information. Second, they will use malicious type of tools to hack your device. Third, someone can collect and sell your browsing data.
3. Deleting files, emptying the recycle bin, formatting the hard drives and formatting the memory cards does not completely remove your datas. Cybercriminals can still retrieve your documents and other files using recovery tools.
4. It is not entirely true. While facebook gives you the option to share the information with your chosen friends, even private profiles show your details to others on network.
5. Never use the same password for all of your online activity. If a service is hacked, then your password will be exposed. Cybercriminals will try it on another account of yours.