a way to Be secure on net?

Before getting into the technical stuff, I would first like to introduce what the Internet is. The Internet is just a huge network of devices that all are somehow connected. These devices include web servers, file servers, personal computers, and many others. We will keep our focus on PCs in this text. All of These are connected through cables or satellites. Now, we know that when things are connected, data sharing is possible. That’s the solo job on the Internet. Data is being transferred from one place to another all the time. Now, we come to the dark side of data sharing.

The problem is that so much data can not be checked, such as what this is and where it is going. Who is accessing this? Whether he is the right person to have this data or not. Unfortunately, we don’t have any effective method to check this. I believe someday, we will have some way to control this and restrict malicious people from accessing data they are not supposed to access. What is the Internet? While it may look like a simple query, defining the Internet isn’t clean. Because not like any other technology, the Internet can be something we make it. We can form it. We can mold it. But most importantly, we can use it to connect people, groups, and nations around the sector.

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History of the Internet

Please read some of the proposed histories of the Internet from numerous personalities and corporations, which includes A Brief History of the Internet, as instructed using its founders.

Facts and Figures

From online use to e-commerce, locate various sources for Internet statistics, traits, and demographics. I am now listing all the possible negative consequences of the Internet, and then I will try to explain them and share potential solutions.

1. Hacking
2. Cybercrimes.
3. Loss of privacy.
4. Data Corruption.
5. Adult material (not suitable for children).
6. Forbidden Knowledge.
7. Plagiarism.
8. Time wastage.
9. Health Hazards.


Many of us think every one of us is aware of this term and know what it means. It is unauthorized access to anything. Today, hacking has victimized many ordinary people, companies, and even computer firms worldwide. This is something that can be done at any level. There is a saying, “If you can make it, then you can break it.”

Today, billions of people have accounts on many free email sites, social networking sites, and others, and tons of them have lost their accounts with some important personal data inside. Those who have experienced this thing know how scary this is, and those who have not, believe me, it can be your worst nightmare.

Now, coming to the technical side. There are several types of hacking. We will only concentrate on internet hacking, which involves ordinary people. What is a normal person doing on the Internet? Two things: Email accounts and social networking site profiles. He has most of his data in these two places, where his privacy becomes vulnerable. If he, unfortunately, has some acquaintance who is not a good person and possesses sound knowledge of the Internet, that person might face the consequences somewhere in the future.


Hackers use several ways to access the victim’s data. “social engineering” is the easiest and most effective way on the Internet. Hackers develop a relationship with the victims and then exploit it. One way is to send the emails to the have-links site. When you open the link, it asks the user to enter the username and password, and when they do so, it goes to the hacker and the user with some error message. The irony of the situation is that the victim would never know what has just happened to him. This is called “Phishing.” Only people with good knowledge of programming can do this.

One can get away from such a trick if he gets a little careful, does not open emails from unknown people, and does not enter any passwords when asked if he has come to that website from an indirect link. Another way is to install software that keeps on making a log of whatever activity is being done on a computer with all the data entered and on which website that data is entered. So this can also happen if you use a university, school, workplace, or public computer.

So, always keep that thing in your mind about where you are sitting and what information you are trying to access. Avoid using your accounts from public computers as much as possible because you never know who is watching you. Instant messengers can also be used to get the work done. Hackers can send you some links that may cause the loss of your email account.

Do not follow irrelevant-looking links, even if someone close to you has sent them, because you do not know who uses that account. Hackers use people’s accounts to get access to their friends. Your secret questions can also sometimes lead to your destruction. Many people do not recognize the importance of personal questions; they write things obvious to their friends and those around them.

Therefore, never use something predictable as your security question because if some friend, colleague, or acquaintance gets to guess it correctly, he is in your account. And this goes for passwords as well. Try to make passwords complex and difficult to guess. Many people use their birth dates, cell phone numbers, and some obvious words like “password” as their password. This makes hackers a workpiece of the cake. So, for your own sake, don’t do that.

Cyber crimes:

Cybercrime is a vast term and includes many things in it. It means all those crimes that are committed by computer networks. It usually refers to credit card fraud, threatening someone, denial of service attacks, and spreading malicious codes.

Some people use your information and credit card to shop online (e-shopping). Most of the time, you are unaware of that and only get to know when you get the monthly creditor’s bill. It was very common some years ago, but that does not mean it has been eliminated. It happens today as well but has become quite rare.

You can easily avoid such things by taking care of some things. Most of the time, Hackers gather your information from your dustbin or garbage. I am serious about this. Many people do not realize the importance of the receipts or documents you get from the bank and, without destroying them, throw in their dustbins. These documents have many sensitive things on them, and if anyone contacts them, he gets one step closer to hacking your credit card. So, don’t throw away such things without destroying them, and do not share such sensitive information even with the most intimate of your friends.

Then comes threatening someone. You may have realized by now if you get personal information about someone, you can block them. There is hardly any cure for this because, in the internet world, it is rarely possible to trace the person who broke into your system. So, you can only prevent someone from getting into your personal life, but once someone has fooled you, there is little hope.

Then comes the spreading of malicious code. Malicious code is the program code that is intentionally written to do bad things. There are unlimited such codes on the Internet today, and you can become their victim any time while browsing the Internet. They may be potentially harmful and trigger undesirable actions.

To prevent such things, keep updating your operating system, install anti-virus software, and keep updating it. Moreover, do not irrelevantly surf websites; if you get a message from the firewall, anti-virus, or web browser, do not ignore it. Read it carefully, and if it says things like malware risk or this site may affect your computer, do NOT open those websites. The same goes for the email attachments.

Loss of privacy:

Privacy is the main concern of people today. Many social networking websites exploit your privacy, which you can’t do much about. I don’t want to take any name. However, some websites stills that keep your information even after you delete your account, and another thing that surprised me was that a leading social networkingagreedeement with a search engine. They took it to such an extent that if somebody searches for someone else on even that search engine, he will get results from the other person’s social networking site’s profile. It is made public, and the irony of the situation is that it is being done without your permission.

The solution is to read the agreement, which you must agree to before making any online account or profile. If there is something which you think would not be suitable for you, don’t go for it. And if you need to make an account, at least keep that thing in your mind and take care of that in the future.

Adult material:

I don’t think that any internet user is unaware of the fact that how much on the internet porn sites surround us. One-click can take you anywhere. This might not be a big deal for university or college students, but this is a concern for parents with small children. They are worried about them all the time regarding this matter.

Many people restrict their kids from using the Internet, which hinders their education because today, the Internet is the greatest medium of information. If one does not use it, he is left behind.

So, many solutions to this problem would let kids grow educationally and not lead them to adult material. One simple solution is to keep an eye on kids whenever they are using the Internet, and if you don’t have enough time,e or for some reason, you can not do that, plenty of software restricts access to such websites. If you want to have some, try the keyword “Parental control software” on some search engines. It will give you some useful results. Then, with a little study, you can implement that software.

Another way is to install a “Key logger” on the computer. It keeps on making a log of the visited websites. You can check that to get to know which websites were surfed. This can also be known if your kid is not smart enough to delete a web browser’s history.

Forbidden Knowledge:

On the Internet, information regarding everything is present. Knowledge of everything is not good. One can easily find virus codes and then give them software forms. Likewise, many books explain how to make bombs, secretly kill people, annoy neighbors, grow marijuana or weed, etc. Kids can read such interesting stuff and start implementing them. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to monitor them in this case. You have to keep an eye on them.

Plagiarism and material for free:

One of the major concerns regarding the Internet is plagiarism. Many people’s work is being stolen or copied and used in one way or the other. Many people share their unique ideas on blogs or other interactive sites to get feedback from others, and before they know it, their ideas are stolen and sometimes even implemented. Unfortunately, there is seldom any justice provided. Therefore, be careful before posting anything on the Internet. Please don’t share your research or unique ideas unless you have copyrights.

Another drawback of the Internet is that almost everything here is free. That’s cool for users but very painful for the producers of that material. We know that today, we can find and download almost every book, movie, song, album, and software for free on the Internet. This causes loss to the people who are selling these things. And it is hard to ban anything provided for free on the Internet. So, be ethical and try to abstain from such activities.

Time wastage and health hazards:

The Internet is an entire world in itself. There are a lot of activities one can do here, and one life is not enough to explore it. Moreover, this is so interesting that it consumes time like a jet consumes petrol. I mean to say that people who use the Internet get addicted to it most of the time, and this becomes like oxygen to them. So, don’t let the Internet be dangerous to you. Define some limits and try to stay within them.

Sandy Ryan
Writer. Music advocate. Devoted bacon trailblazer. Hardcore web fanatic. Travel junkie. Avid creator. Thinker. Skateboarder, coffee addict, record lover, reclaimed wood collector and RGD member. Producing at the junction of minimalism and mathematics to craft delightful brand experiences. I'm a designer and this is my work.