5 SIMPLE ONLINE SECURITY TIPS
Even though cyber attacks and cybercriminals
are getting more sophisticated, the majority of
the online hacks can be prevented by following
simple security measures.
TIP NO. 1: Employ fake data.
Instead of using real data such
as maiden name, school or a
favorite book use made up and
non-existent information when
setting up answer to a security
TIP NO. 1: Be your guide, skip
Do consider before you share
anything online. Your Facebook
feed, Foursquare check-ins and
Instagram selfies – everything is
vulnerable. Therefore, do not
share unnecessary details, not
even on social media.
TIP NO. 3: Unique passwords for
Never use a common password.
Hackers get access to credentials
for an account (easiest) and use
that to get into everything else. To
relieve the hassle of remembering
multiple passwords, you can use a
Password manager such as
TIP NO. 4: Avoid Phishing scams.
Beware of shorten links. It is
difficult to recognize phishing
URL due to the growing
popularity of customized shorten
links on social media but remain
vigilant when opening up a link.
TIP NO. 5: Hide your Password.
Never write your password on a
paper or share it with a friend.
Even at public places – schools,
conferences and restaurants –
cover your password and make
sure it is not in a clear view.