5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Hackers

///5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Hackers

To increase the cyber security, there are a lot of open doors that can be easily pressed. Of course, there is no Nigerian prince who wants to give you ten million, and of course, you have to offer for sale any laptop with sensitive information in the marketplace. But the experienced hacker can still find many ways to access your data.

Here are five tips to reduce the risk of cyber-security:

Use 2FA

Two-factor authentication is exactly how it sounds. In addition to the utilization of a log-in name and password, users still need to confirm in a different way that they are the right person. This may be a text message, a smart card or a fingerprint. It allows you to reduce the chance that someone with your sensitive information cannot steal your credentials.

Use a password manager

If someone somehow got hold of your credentials, make sure that he cannot access all your accounts. Use a password manager to ensure that you get your different account with a unique and very long password. This way you only have to remember one password and you can then safely keep all your data.

The caller is faster and safer

If you have to share sensitive information, then pick up the phone as much as possible. Even if you love someone, do not provide your confidential information via an email. It will limit the risk of phishing, and you reduce the risk when someone comes into your email.

Use encryption

If it is not possible to share information through a phone, make sure that all of your information is protected by encryption. It allows the information is only visible to people with the “key” and no one can access your data even if the server is hacked.

Say bye-bye to free Wi-Fi

Many coffee-stalls offer free Wi-Fi, and you likely used the free wi-fi to work or browse mobile phones in a nice small café. Beware if you do this. Hackers can very easily create a hazardous Wi-Fi hotspot that allows them to store all log data sent to it. So, they can get information on all your sensitive data without much difficulty. Instead, use the connection from your phone or use an encryption platform.

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By |2016-11-12T18:11:33+00:00November 12th, 2016|Data Security, Technology|1 Comment

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  1. Bikash September 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    There is an even better way to avoid viruses and ransom hackers – switch to Linux or Apple Macs or Google Chrome-books. Windows is riddled with problems that go way back to Windows 95. Microsoft doesn’t fix them because it doesn’t know they exist until someone (often a friendly hackers) else tells them. Then it keeps telling us to upgrade to the latest version as the best strategy; but often you cannot do that as older software packages may not be compatible. Worse still, the original suppliers may no longer be in business. Microsoft blame the number of XP systems still in use; they have a fix but will not release it as they want to sell you an upgrade. Even Windows 10 has flaws. You would have thought that, by now, Windows would be bug free and ultra secure. Microsoft have the resources and the money but it’s not good business….

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