Nowadays anyone anywhere can look another up on the internet and most of the time it is not even that hard because all the pertinent information is public of our own accord. We as a whole willingly post about our lives on the internet through applications such as Facebook and Twitter that let people with malicious intent know how to hurt, harass, or blackmail us without too much trouble. With all the ways to steal personal information being available its opposite has to be present as well-meaning ways to hide information.
VPN or Virtual Protected Network is a form of software or application that allows for anyone to hide or disguise their network activity by sending their information to the destination through multiple servers in different locations. There are many trusted VPNs available both paid and free for either android, IOS, and computers.
In order to get your information that is not posted on the internet individuals will need to get to your physical devices and transmit the information to their devices. The way to do so without arousing suspicion is to use viruses or trojan horses. These viruses can go undetected unless searched for using antivirus software, whose purpose is to browse through your email, internet history, and files stored on the devices and locate programs that are either meant to hurt the device or send information out. Once located the software will destroy the virus and implement walls that will stop similar malicious programs from getting into the device again.
While browsing the internet make sure to activate the incognito or private mode so as to not allow hackers or fishers access to your search and browser history and make it harder to pin your physical location.
Passwords are meant to protect the personal information from being accessed but if the passwords in question are easy to crack then they are of no use. Also, passwords will become easy to guess if they are used multiple times in multiple locations at the same time. Using different passwords for different websites or using an application that creates harder to guess passwords and stores than in your devices is a safe and sound practice that needs to be used by everyone.
Protecting your personal information is your individual task that should be taken seriously and with great care. And to do so the internet has made available many resources that are at your disposal at any time necessary. Be safe and search with care.