The internet is both a good and bad place for people that make use of it and while you are on the internet browsing, you are supposed to be cautious about the pages you visit and the safety of websites you browse. The internet will present both opportunities and snares that are intended to trap your information and make use of it in ways that are very likely to cause you trouble and even make your identity less trustable on the web.
Using web applications on the internet, for instance, can make your information get lost in case the connection to that web application is not well secured using modern protocols that are intended to prevent loss of information as you interact with the web application.
The entire data passing between you and the web application gets to be encrypted before it can get uploaded to the webserver and this means of processing the information lock out the hackers and increases the safety for you.
As an internet user, you should also be sure to secure your internet connection before visiting any websites and web applications you are not completely sure about the state of their security. This will prevent your information from getting to the wrong people that might use it for their own gain and even sell your private information to other hackers and internet criminals.
The internet will also be a safer place when you are using an up to date browser and updated software products as these have all the necessary patches and can identify unsecure information signatures very quickly and make it possible to steer away from potentially dangerous websites on the internet.
Any internet user will also be sure to keep their information safe when they confirm that the session they have established with the website is secure before filling out any forms and entering information that is likely to get intercepted when the session is not secure enough.
Third parties such as hackers that are taking part in phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks will easily get a hold of the information that someone is entering into web applications and websites over the internet and use this information to pretend to be the genuine user of the website.
This is used on banking websites to steal monies from the accounts of the people that have unfortunately fallen prey to hackers, phishing, and other internet criminals. A secure website will be a sure means to lock out hackers and other suspicious users of the internet that are intent on stealing information and making your internet usage experience uncomfortable and regularly insecure which is also unhealthy and does not let you fully maximize your utility of the internet.
Modern internet users are recommended to use security measures to keep hackers away and ensure that their internet sessions are private, secure, and totally confidential. Hackers might steal information only to later turn it into ransom-ware that forces the owners of the information to pay to prevent the information from getting leaked which is something we are not happy with as modern internet users.