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How to prevent your identity from being identified online

02.02.2023
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There are many reasons to surf the internet anonymously, and one of them is to safeguard your vital details from the prying eyes of hackers. Identity theft, privacy intrusion, Spam, etc., are notably on the rise these days, and browsing with an unidentified identity is one of the ways to avoid them.

The first simple step to take is to start deleting your personal information from the web. Most search engines can reveal the information you give out while subscribing to any online platform, so the earlier you delete that information, the harder it becomes to identify you online.

A better technical approach is to hide your IP address with a web proxy or connect to a VPN. Both have great features for hiding identity as well as encrypting your data. Some web browsers offer secured search histories just as private web browsers, which is equally advisable.

Accessing the services of secured email providers and making online payments with virtual debit cards, cryptocurrencies, or gift cards will be of great benefit, too. Refrain from using public Wi-Fi if your connection is unencrypted, and always check your device for viruses.

Learn more about the privacy policies of your social handles if you can’t stay off social media and stay updated with the latest privacy trends. Use an encrypted message app to send messages and opt for web browser services that will not keep logs of your activities.

While it's hard to maintain 100% anonymity online, taking these guidelines will help secure your identity from stalkers and hackers.