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Doing online shopping for Diwali, must follow these 3 Google safety tips

Google Safety Tips: The festive season continues. While on one hand it means food, friends and family and fun, on the other hand it also means Diwali shopping. However, the effect of the Kovid-19 epidemic is that most of this year’s shopping will also be online. From the point of view of protection from Kovid-19, online shopping is safe for everyone as it prevents people from stepping out of their homes and thus prevents the spread of the virus. However, adopting this method of online transaction is also fraught with risks. According to United Nations data, there has been a 600% increase in cybercrime since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as the spread of malware and ransomware is concerned, several reports over the past two years have painted a similar picture. In the midst of this time, Google has shared a long list of safety tips that online shoppers should always keep in mind while shopping. We are going to tell you about three important Google tips: –

Never recycle your old password
Google says that poor password hygiene is very common in the Asia-Pacific, with more than 80% of respondents using the same password across multiple sites, and nearly half of those who have tried recycling passwords for 10 unique sites. accepted the point. If the password on any of these sites is stolen, users’ accounts on other sites also become vulnerable. Google recommends creating a unique password for each account online or using a password manager.

Set up your own safety safety net
Google’s research also revealed that two out of three respondents in the Asia-Pacific have experienced a data breach or know someone who has experienced one. The tech giant recommends three methods for setting up a safety net. This includes setting up a security phone number or email address, setting up a two-step verification process, and performing frequent Google security checks.

Be careful when adding items to an online cart
One of the easiest and most important things that netizens can do to keep themselves safe is to ensure that the website from which they are making purchases is secure or not. Google says that HTTPS is a secure and private way for people to communicate with websites. If you enable this mode, Chrome will show you a warning if a website doesn’t support HTTPS. “We also recommend making sure that you are always running the latest version of the software on all of your devices,” the company wrote in a blog post.

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Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is an Indian based entrepreneur who is a tech, travel and coding enthusiast with a post graduation degree on Master's of Computer Applications. He is a founder of Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Hitchhike TV, Branding Panther and many more.

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