Online data theft or hacking on internet is the new era threat. By correcting our some mistakes we can protect ourselves against the attacks. Here are the mistakes to fix that may risk our internet security.
1.Use strong internet passwords
The use of most common passwords ‘123456’, ‘123456789’ and ‘qwerty’ increase the risk of hacking. Preempt- a cyber-security firm had revealed that more than 35% of LinkedIn users have weak passwords. Thus, accounts getting hacked become easier. To avoid security breaches, use 12 character passwords, including numbers, characters, upper or lower case letters. You can use tools to analyze your passwords.
2.Use password manager
Keep the password of every account different. So if one account got hacked other remains protected. But who remember 15-20 different passwords. You can get help from password manager which not only remember your account’s password but also increase layers of security. It activates and manages itself.
3.Use two-step verification system
Two-step verification system keep your account safe despite your password is strong or weak. It will alert you if you or hacker tries to open your account from an unknown device. It is worthy to activate the system for different sites such as Google, Facebook.
4.Don’t go careless with public Wi-Fi
Public Wi-Fi can be insecure and can give access to your personal identity. You may get unpleasant internet speed surprise if you connect any Wi-Fi hotspot without thinking.
5.Keep your software updated
Cybercriminals approach you through the vulnerabilities in the software such as Window or Chrome. That’s why developers launch update to fix these security breaches. You can become target if you did not update your software time to time. Also the older versions may affect your PC performance.
6.Be careful on social media
Review your privacy settings while using social media sites. Check the internet security settings on your Facebook account to control the information you share with others.
7.Check the details of emails you receive
Whenever you receive emails on internet that come with attachment or link, make sure the person or entity who sent it to you. Phishing is very common to steal your data or infect your PC.