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Web protection

Web protection

(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.

See also: anti-malware, end-to-end encryption, angler phishing

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.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security