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To Enhance Online Privacy and Security Follow the Below Steps
Two Factor Authentication (2FA)
Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, is an extra layer of protection used to enhance online privacy and security of online accounts beyond just a username and password. So, the security procedure for an ATM is a typical example of Two-Factor authentication, which requires that a user possess a valid ATM card and PIN. In our case, you will most likely use your phone to download an application such as Google Authenticator (mobile device only) or Authy (mobile and desktop app).
LastPass provides local-only encryption of your password related data stored in your “vault” (extension to your Brave browser). It is also highly advised to use a password manager extension which generates ultra-safe passwords (up to 100 characters!) for you to use on both your crypto-related (exchange) accounts and personal accounts. Moreover, a password manager eliminates the reuse of old passwords and makes sure that you use unique and robust passwords
DuckDuckGo is a search engine extension application which is already implemented in the Brave browser but also usable in Chrome. DuckDuckGo doesn’t collect or share any of your personal information. Moreover, it doesn’t store your search history. Therefore, they have nothing to sell to advertisers that track you across the internet. Furthermore, whereas other search engines can also track you in private browsing mode, DuckDuckGo never tracks users, ever. So, use DuckDuckGo to enhance online privacy and security.
ProtonMail offers a very nice alternative email service, and safety and security are an inherent aspect of their platform. It is open-source, anonymous, comes with Swiss privacy. So, all emails are protected by end-to-end encryption. Moreover, it is straightforward to use and pleasant on the eyes. So, use a safe and dedicated email address for all things related to crypto and preferably set it up with 2FA and or a PIN.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) , is one of the smartest ways to protect your online privacy and maintain your data security. VPN’s cannot make online connections completely anonymous. However, they can usually increase privacy and security. Therefore, ProtonVPN offers excellent free and paid solutions which come in tandem with their encrypted email services provided by ProtonMail.