Transcript of "Ways to protect your data from hacking"
WEBSPIDERS INTERWEB PVT .LTD.The Cloud Hosting Experts in Asia.WAYS TO PROTECT YOURDATA FROM HACKING
Do not Claim your winnings orlog onto Internet banking viaemail Cybercriminals and attackers often hide malware in links in eitheremails or text messages. Clicking on these links can install malicioussoftware that compromises your computer and gives hackers accessto all of your data. These emails are often veryconvincing, so it pays to be aware. Also, your bank will never email you and askyou to click on a link to log into online bankingvia email, so never trust such emails.
Make sure you do notProcrastinate your backup Backups are time consuming, but putting off your backup untiltomorrow or the next day could have devastatingconsequences. Ensure that backup is completed at leastonce a day, if not more, using an automatedbackup solution. Identify critical resources, ensurethat they are included in backup policies, and importantly, testyour backup and restore capabilities frequently to ensure thatthey are working correctly before a disasterstrikes.
Social media has changed the way we interact with each other, and manypeople feel that there’s no such thing as too many friends on Facebook.However, making friends with people you don’t know can be a dangerouspractice. Cybercriminals use social media to spread viruses, perpetrate fraud, distributespam and phishing messages, and even gather information that can be usedfor identity theft.Do not accept friend requests frompeople you don’t know
Wi-Fi hotspots are a free, convenient and ever more accessible wayof accessing the Internet in public places. However, it needs to beremembered that these hotspots are free to access, which meansthat they are not encrypted and are typically not secured. Sendingconfidential information over these channelsleaves it open to theft and access byunwanted eyes. If you are going to use an unknown network, it is advisable to use asecured https connection or a Wi-Fi privacy application, which willensure that your connection over public Wi-Fi is secured, helping toprotect data.Do not Send confidential data over freeWi-Fi
Passwords are surprisingly easy to crack, as most users will choosean easy to remember password aboutsomething that is close to them, like afriend’s name. Many people also re-usethe same password on multiple sites andwrite their passwords down. Make sure your password is strong byusing at least eight characters and acombination of letters, numbers and symbols.Avoiding these simple mistakes can go a long way in protecting yourdata.CHECK yourself- Are you using weakpasswords and the same password formultiple sites?
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