5 Points to Consider to Avoid Cyber Theft

30 Jan 2019
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New technologies are emerging every now and then, in the same vein, cyber theft is increasing worldwide. From ransom ware to identity theft and credit card fraud as well as phishing, you could experience cyber theft as long as you are making use of computer in some of your daily activities, online shopping inclusive. But with some precautions, you might not be easily experience it and as a matter of fact, there are people who have not seen anything like cyberattacks.

I will be sharing with you five things to consider in order to avoid cyber theft.

1. Always make use of strong login details and passwords:

One of the ways that people get attacked security wise online is by using the same login details and passwords across many websites. If you make use of a particular password on a certain website and get hacked, the hackers can easily get to you through your email and have access to other websites where you use that same login details and passwords. Do not repeat same passwords on different sites. As a rule, as soon as you are receiving some suspicious mails, change your login details and you can as well change your login details and passwords at least once in every two to three months. More so, always use strong passwords.

2. Always make sure that your computer is fully secured:

When your computer is fully secured and its security always updated, it will be hard for hackers to break through your facilities. Most popular security software with full protection can provide you with real-time security against the existing and emerging malware. Activate your firewall setting. Avoid downloading free anti-virus software as this could be another source of cyber threat to your system. Go for paid anti-virus and anti-spyware software for maximum security.

3. Always protect your data online:

The major thing you can do to protect your data is by using encryption for your sensitive files like financial records and also make regular back-ups of these files by storing them in different secured locations. Cyber attackers find it hard breaching systems with such security measures.

4. Always protect your electronic identity:

Make it a rule never to give out your personal details like financial information on sites that you are not sure of their sources or the owners. A lot of sites are on the web for the purpose of collecting people's names, addresses, phone numbers and some financial details. Always check to make sure that you only make online purchases on secured websites. Do not respond to any mail that you are not sure of its source, especially when you are asked to click some links in it in order to make some verification.

5. Always watch what you do on public Wi-Fi hot-spot:

Make it a rule not to conduct financial transaction on public Wi-Fi hot-spot. Most of these are not really secured and whatever you are doing on it might be monitored by a third party which could lead to cyber threat.

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