Garage: locked. Doors: latched. Security alarms: on. You have gone through every possible measure in order to make your house, belongings, family, and yourself as secure as possible- but what about your email? Or your Facebook account? Or any account that you have made?Cyber attacks are a real and prevalent occurrence and can happen to anyone at any given time- even to you.
AN ONLINE WORLD
We have welcomed the internet in our lives with arms wide open and it has made our lives so incredibly easy. Shopping can be done online, paid bills are just a click away, and the only vast oceans and distances are reduced to a minor audio lag through Skype. While an online life in this online world is blissful and facilitative, there are umpteen risks that you expose yourself to if you enter this world unprepared. Hacking of accounts, robbery of personal and sensitive data, and breach of privacy is a common problem that many people face online.
But not to worry- these dangers can be prevented from happening to you, provided you take the necessary measures. Here are a few tips to follow to ensure your online safety for the sake of safe browsing:
USE COMPLEX PASSWORDS FOR EMAIL AND OTHER ONLINE ACCOUNTS
While a seemingly simple tip, following this step can get you a long way from ever getting hacked and having your identity stolen. Easily guessable passwords are one of the primary reasons for loss of personal information online. Albeit modern hackers and malicious programs have become even more efficient in their game, using complex and different passwords for each one of your accounts on different platforms is a good way to get started on securing your online presence.
AVOID POP UPS AND SCAM LINKS
Malware are pieces of codes that enter and disrupt the workings of your computer and software when you click on the attachments they are present in. Even closing an obstructive pop up window from a shopping site may allow a malware to damage your system. Hence you must be wary of avoiding emails from unrecognized sources and installing pop up and ad blockers is a good way to protect yourself from this sort of harm.
SECURE YOUR COMPUTER
To secure your computer from any cyber attacks, you can simply install a security software that provides you with malware, spyware, and firewall protection, hence adding another wall to be crossed in case you are attacked, making the breach of your privacy more difficult.
In case you find an offer or an online competition that you are interested in, and it requires you to provide extremely personal information such as your address, phone numbers, or account numbers, it is better to confirm the validity of the offer first and then go ahead with it.
USE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES SMARTLY
Social networking sites are generally extremely public and easily accessible to all which is why it is essential that while using them, you must be extra careful not to over share and guard extremely sensitive information with responsibility. Do not share sensitive information over these sites and be careful of who you talk to.
TOTAL TECH CARE 360 IS HERE TO HELP
Here at Total Tech Care 360, we focus on you and your technology. We can help you develop and learn how to maintain your personal security on any and all online platforms so you can utilize the blessings of technology without any hassle or disruption to your personal bubble. Get in touch with us today and our experts will be happy to help!