7. Trust networks with two-stage authentication
You can never be too safe and a network that doesn’t require extra actions in order to grant you the privilege of using its wifi is quite suspicious. Take time to find networks that require you to enter a code sent to you via text message or e-mail.
8. Encrypted passwords
There’s a surprisingly large number of people who write their passwords down in places where they’re hardly a challenge for the novice fraud to find. Try to remember your passwords or write them down in a password manager.
9. Check the site’s URL
There’s countless sites that mimic other well-known sites like Paypal and the like but they can never have the same URL so they usually change a symbol or two in hopes that potential victims won’t notice. Using a good browser will also help in revealing such dangerous websites.
10. Use a https:// connection
Last but not least, one should always keep an eye on whether or not the URL begins with “http” or “https” with the latter being the safer option.