Monday, November 18, 2019

3 Privacy And Security Rules For Bloggers

Whenever you do anything online these days, it’s so important to think about privacy and security. It’s easy to post things on social media or put details into a website without really considering your security, and the consequences can be devastating. If you are a blogger, it’s so important that you think about your online security but a lot of new bloggers don’t realize that. It’s one of the biggest mistakes that people make when starting their new blog and if you are not careful, it could put you in danger. If you post too many details about your personal life, you open yourself up to things like identity theft. It’s also important that you protect the content on the blog itself, so it does not get stolen by other bloggers that want to pass it off as their own. With that in mind, these are some of the best ways to protect your privacy as a blogger.

3 Privacy And Security Rules For Bloggers
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Never Use Your Real Address 
Once you start working with companies on sponsored posts, they will need to send you things in the mail. Most of the time, that is perfectly safe because they’re a legitimate company and they do not have any malicious intentions. However, there is a chance that criminals could pose as a company in order to find out details, like your address, which they can then use to commit identity fraud against you. That’s why it may be safer to use a virtual mailbox service instead of giving out your own address. All of your mail will be sent there and then can use the online access to my po box system to look at all of your mail. Anything that needs to be forwarded on to you will be, and you never have to give out your address. It’s surprising how much information people can find out once they have your name and address, so you don’t want to be giving out this information freely. 

Be Vague About Location 
When you are writing a blog, it’s likely that people will know what city or area you come from and you may post about places that you have been in that area. But it’s important that you do not get any more specific than that, especially if you live in a small place where you are easy to track down. Do not use photos that give away the exact location of your home, and don’t give specifics about the location.

Use A VPN 
If somebody manages to hack into your blog, they can easily lift all of your posts and they will also be able to find out personal information about you, so it’s important that you are protected. You need to have up to date security software on your computer, and it’s also a good idea to use a VPN to give you an added layer of protection. A VPN, or virtual private network, creates a separate network and makes it harder for hackers to gain access to your computer, so you are better protected. 


These basic rules should help you to avoid any privacy and security issues on your blog. 

Disclosure: This is a partnered post. 

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