Which data is OK and which should not be left on the Internet?


Be careful what you send to whom, Don’t leave your phone number on Facebook, Don’t make your password “sanja123” and use the same for private and business e-mail, all profiles on social networks and electronic banking “

You’ve probably, just like me, heard these stories countless times. For some of them you may think that things are taken for granted, some others may sound completely insane to you, while for one number you think that their only purpose is to create panic for no reason.

However, what is never crazy is to look at them from time to time, and if you have in your environment those who are just discovering the world of the Internet, it is important to introduce them to security in the online world and do it as an integral part of growing up. upbringing.

As the deepest secrets, the code is not shared with anyone

For most things, like opening an email or social media profile, you’ll need just that – Her Royal Highness – the code.

Make sure your code is something you can easily remember, but not so simple that in just a few attempts everyone can find it (I mean those standard combinations: name + 123, name + date of birth, numbers 1-8, etc.) .

Let your code be a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and characters and never use an identical code for all purposes.

If you have a lot of accounts on the Internet and it is difficult for you to remember all the codes, you can use some of the specialized services that do just that – they remember the codes instead of you.

They work by activating an application on your phone and / or computer that will remember all your access data and, when you want to access a certain e-mail, social network or application, the service will automatically recognize the correct access data and give you access.

The same goes for personal data

A password is something that you should not share with anyone, just as you should not leave personal data on the Internet such as phone numbers and residential addresses, not to mention data from identification documents that can often be requested on social networks, such as would “win” some tempting prize.

In most cases, these are fake pages that present themselves as a particular company and organize an equally fake, sweepstakes, and ask you to provide them with personal information in a private conversation, including a photo of your ID card or passport, which can be further be abused. Of course, the same goes for documents that show your signature or photos of payment cards that should never be shared with others in this way.

Also, what is important to pay attention to is choosing a secure Internet connection, so if you are not at home, your Wi-Fi is not available or you have just spent all the gigabytes for this month and you do not have the option to buy new ones, we suggest that you still be patient with the use of the Internet and avoid connecting to any of the publicly available networks, because there is a potential risk of data theft.

Lastly, pay attention to what you share and within private conversations

What is certain is that no one can guarantee us 100% privacy, because, even if we apply all the recommendations regarding privacy on the Internet, only one screenshot our conversations need the other party to show it to someone or, worse, share it online.

Therefore, in addition to being careful about what content we share, and what information we leave on the Internet, we must also take care of who and what we communicate with, because you certainly would not like someone to reveal your sudden outburst of emotions or hating of friends, colleagues or boss.

When it comes to social media and privacy, one of the great things is that in the settings you can choose who will see the content you post on Facebook or Instagram, who can see your friends list and, after all, who can send you a friend request at all – whether all or just friends of those who are your friends on Facebook.

However, what is not recommended to share on profiles on any social network, are some of the things you can see most often there – photos of airline tickets or concert tickets that you are looking forward to, because in this way you communicate your movements in advance.

The trace in the offline world is easy to erase, while with the online world it is a little harder, but you know how they say: Better safe than sorry. 🙂

This article is part of corporate social responsibility DoMEn which has been making efforts for years to bring the Internet and new technologies closer to Montenegrin society, especially to young people.