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Measures to Prevent Account Hacking on Public Pc's

If you are using an shared computer and wanna make sure that your account is not hacked by the other users or don't want to show your visited site to the other user then you must take some precaution. Every explorer nowdays gives you the option to browse in a private window.
Private Browsing does not make you anonymous on the Internet. Your internet service provider, employer, or the sites themselves can still track the pages you visit but their is no record on your browser.

What does Private Browsing not save?

  • Visited pages: No pages will be added to the list of sites in the History menu, the Library window's History list, or the Awesome Bar address list.
  • Form and Search Bar entries: Nothing you enter into text boxes on web pages or the Search bar will be saved for Form autocomplete.
  • Passwords: No new passwords will be saved.
  • Download List entries: No files you download will remain in the list in the Downloads window after you turn off Private Browsing.
  • Cookies: Cookies are file​s created ​by websites​ that​ store information ​on your​ computer​, such​ as your​ preferences ​when​ visiting​ a certain site​. These will​ not ​be stored. For more information on cookies, see Cookies.
  • Web cache files: No temporary Internet files or cached files from web pages will be saved until you turn off Private Browsing.
Note:
 1) If you create new Bookmarks while using Private Browsing, they will not be removed when you stop Private Browsing.
2) If you save files to your computer while using Private Browsing, those files will not be deleted when you stop Private Browsing. However, any files you open in an external application will be cleared from the system's temporary folder, and none of the files you download will appear in the Downloads window list. 

This method is very useful for the users which use shared pc for BANKING PURPOSES.
BUT
Now also you have the threat of blocking your account. There's a tool named KEYLOGGER which is used to track down the every key of the keyboard you press. Some greedy pc owners install these on their pc so as to hack maximum accounts. These are spyware. To know more, Checkout the spyware section HERE
Also-Nowdays Browsers filter all the websites for PHISHING SITES to secure your personal information. So it's important to keep your browser UP-TO-DATE.
Although browsers fully tries to secure your data then also you should AVOID opening your accounts on shared pc (also in schools and colleges) or you should use only the pc of trusted owner at your own risk.
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