--Originally published at The shield of the world
So imagine your connection to your bank is not assured… I will be pretty mad and you? Hope you too, but there are some things web pages could do to help us trust in their web site. You may hear the phrase “Is like taking a candy from a baby” or something like that… I know the phrase in Spanish. But we are the baby in this big world called Internet. And we need some protection dude!
So, how is the Internet helping us to keep the candy and not help others to rob us? One of the measures that are being implemented are the HTTPS connections to the web pages. When you enter Facebook and your bank page, you will see a green lock aside from the address. This mean the page is secure and that your connection is private. You can even see the certificate that proves that the page is secure.
And also, you can check the valid dates of the certificate and who emitted it.
So, this is a good start for looking for our own security. Another good way to protect ourselves is with a publicity blocker. Like Adblock, some curious users may clic every link they see. This is one of the first reason why they are full of Malware and with a slow equipment.
When people think about web security, all of us think about how to protect a website. But is important to remember ourselves, how do we protect ourselves in this cold cold world. Using protected WiFi networks is another good example of how an User can improve his own security.
Most of the advice we have already talked about them in another posts, you may be careful about the links you clic, about the emails you open, about where do