Security Tips:Stay safe in Internet/Cyber cafe.

Cyber/Internet cafes in my way are the den of Hackers....lol....so,watch out!!!.When you access your private data from public computer then there are (40-45)% chances of losing your password.In public computer your security is at threat because you may not be knowing what programs are installed in it,there comes the real threat because there are chances that RATS or Keylogger may be installed.Here i have come up with few security tips which you can follow to stay safe while using public computers.

Tips to stay safe in Internet/Cyber Cafe:

1.If there is Mozills Firefox go with it rather using IE.Before browsing any thing follow the path as show. Tools-->Options-->Privacy.Now do as show in the image below.
In IE clear all the history or temporary files before closing the browser.This can be done from the settings of IE.

2.There are chances of Keylogger(Hardware/Software) being installed,you can avoid it by using a Virtual keyboard that too a portable one.Lets see how you can do that.
  • Now finish the installation process and download the Virtual keyboard software to your home PC.
  • Now launch the Portable Application platform from the removal drive and install Virtual keyboard software through it as shown in the image below. 
  • Now you can plugin your removal drive to any public computer and launch the Virtual keyboard and use it to type in your password.It protects you from keyloggers(Software/Hardware).

3.Always be alert while using public PC if you are not sitting behind a close door because you can be a victim of "Shoulder Surfing",as the name suggest here the Hacker may look over your shoulder as you type in your password.

4.If you are unable to use step 2. then while typing in your password in public computers do not type in your password continuously,by that i mean if your password is "compufreaks" then first type "com" then type some random letter "swiuncdjdotud" anywhere else again come back to the password field and type in the rest letters "pufreaks".By doing that the keylogger will log your password as "comswiuncdjdotudpufreaks" and you can easily fool the hacker.

5.Always type the url of the page you want to visit never go with bookmarks they could be Phishing trap for you.After your work is done logout from your account because if you donot do this then the person using that same computer after you may get access to you account so be careful.

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comment 8 comments:

prajith on August 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM said...

Yeah. Sometimes it’s risky to use PC at CyberCafe because there is potential for others to know about our personal information such as ID and Password.

Thanks for the tips. We have to be aware before we regret.

Satyajit (Admins,a.k.a Satosys) said...

@Prajith Yeah....most of the people are unaware of it....so,I thought of writing a post on it.... :)

JK@techtrickz on August 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM said...

Great tips for all internet users. Thanks for sharing.

subinit on August 30, 2010 at 5:34 PM said...

gud info....very usefull 4 all

Satyajit (Admins,a.k.a Satosys) said...

@JK my pleasure bro... :) keep visiting.

@Subinit Thanks buddy....visit again for some interesting articles :)

Viral on August 31, 2010 at 11:55 AM said...

just love the post..nice share

Terry on September 5, 2010 at 1:57 AM said...

Awesome post dude *thumbx up*

Deepali said...

its of great help for my project on "Cyber Crime"

thanks..

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