It is Time for a Privacy Check-up

Posted by iCoverLover on Nov 27, 2020

Nowadays everybody uses the internet and as soon as we connect to the web, we become vulnerable to scammers. They are getting smarter and if we’re not cautious they can easily get access to our passwords and other personal details. No group of people is safe, everybody can become a victim of a scam. Therefore, we recommend you do a privacy check-up and protect your passwords.


Do research on the web and get a reliable Password Manager to create a unique password for each account. Keep in mind that for your data protection nothing is too expensive, the good stuff doesn’t come for free. If you don’t trust any password manager or don’t want to spend any money on the security, update the passwords regularly. Choose them wisely, so others can’t presume them and never share your password with anyone. Make sure you include upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.

Almost everybody uses social media and almost nobody is careful about how much personal information they are sharing. Did you use your Facebook or Gmail account to log in when you were shopping? Then it’s about time for you to go back to that site and disconnect.

The two-factor authentication is another way to keep your private data safe, it means as you log in to an online service, the randomly generated six-digit code will be sent to your smartphone. This is the code that you enter when you log in and if it’s not you that is trying to log in to any service, you will know immediately someone is hacking your account.

VPN is also called a virtual private network that hides your web traffic from anyone who is spying on you. Connecting to the internet through a VPN reduces the chances for you to become a victim to the scam.

What exactly is VPN? Watch this short video to learn more.

When you do the banking online, always avoid using public Wi-Fi, you never know who is sitting on that network and spying for your information. This is why you should invest in a quality VPN and stay safe online. Since there are endless lists of those who would like to sell you their services, we picked a few of them we believe are trustworthy.

NordVPN has a massive customer base and reliable reputation. The package also contains easy and secure password manager NordPass that pairs to the VPN, furthermore the DNS Leak Protection and automatic kill switch are included. These things provide maximum security and that puts the NordVPN on the top of the list.

Surfshark is relatively new on the market and with its features is on a good way to become one of the tops. For the price you pay, it gives you options in terms of encryption protocol and a high level of security and privacy.

ExpressVPN is slightly more expensive than Surfshark but it provides the fastest VPN experience to be found. With no-logging policy, they don’t keep any track of you using their service. The encryption standard it deploys is the reason for the maximum level of the security they provide.

Run diagnostics tests on your smartphone

The diagnostic tool can be really helpful to find out exactly what is wrong with your phone. The downside is that they are difficult to find – if your device doesn't support this feature you can help yourself with a third-party app. The TestM is the app that is supported by Android and iOS devices. With full scan, you can test hardware functions like camera, battery, onboard sensors, location performance, Bluetooth, and cellular connections. The results are easy to understand, and they point you in the right direction to fix the problem.


Don’t use the same password, not even for two of your accounts and make sure they're not easy to figure out, better yet, use a password manager. For additional security use two-factor authentication. Before clicking on the link that you received in the email, hover over the link to see the web address. Always do the software updates and back-up on your mobile devices and on your computer. Install security software and the VPN when using public Wi-Fi. Safe surfing!

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