(also internet protection, online protection)
Web protection definition
Web protection encompasses a collection of security precautions to shield users and their devices during online activities. These precautions counteract various online hazards, including malware, phishing assaults, and data leaks, providing a secure and confidential online experience. Web protection tools and approaches can be applied to specific devices, across networks, or even by service providers.
Web protection examples
- Firewalls: A security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.
- Antivirus software: A program that scans and removes malicious software from a device to protect against viruses, worms, and other forms of malware.
- Virtual private networks (VPNs): VPNs like NordVPN encrypt users’ internet connections, making it difficult for hackers and snoopers to intercept their data.
- Ad-blockers: Browser extensions that block intrusive and potentially malicious advertisements on websites.
Web protection tips
- Use strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts.
- Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible.
- Keep your software, including your operating system and browser, up to date with the latest security patches.
- Avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading files from unknown sources.
- Use NordVPN to encrypt your internet connection and protect your privacy online.