Identity and InfoSec pros have a unique understanding of the risks associated with online activity. Pam Dingle, Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity offered the following tips for fellow travelers on the Web. Your results may vary, no guarantees, etc.
Use multiple browsers:
Reserve browsers for specific roles: Pam uses one browser exclusively for banking, another exclusively for Facebook, and two others for everything else.
Configure your browsers according to their role. Example: your banking browser should never store passwords. Cookies should be cleared on exit. Check your browser settings for other privacy options you can enable.
Configure your Facebook-dedicated browser to always load the HTTPS version of the Facebook main page. Also, configure Facebook to always load web pages using HTTPS.
When it comes to passwords, these tips can help save your bacon:
Use passphrases not passwords. Pick a pop culture reference or a song -- something you can hum, then make a phrase from that. Check out the wikipedia piece on diceware for examples.
Always define unique passwords for your bank, email, corporate SSO, credit card and other important accounts . Never reuse them.
I'll be posting more tips like these from Ping's Identity pros, so stay tuned.