In this era of virtual reality, privacy along with security is the prime concern.If you post a update on fb or buy something online through internet banking. It remains a huge risk that your data might be hacked and further used for other malicious purposes.
In fact, few days back a major leak has happened from their secure server to the internet banking site Paypal. which results in huge uproar in YouTube community.
Luckily for you we have decided to compile a list of step that will make you safe in virtual world.
- Be aware of what you share
Well it’s not like that, we are suggesting you to stop sharing. We are just making you cautious, about posting sensitive information online like birthdates, password hints, graduating years maiden name etc. These are generally used in verify the authenticity of the user. Then for a hacker is a piece of cake to crack the password. Sometimes sharing clickbait scams also enables the hacker, to hack your Account.
- Pick a strong password
If you have chosen a week and small password . It only takes about few minutes to crack them by Brute force method. If you are unable to create a strong, you can always use other professional website to create them. Generally to create a strong password use all kind of character and numbers to make it more difficult to crack.
3. Use 2-step verification
Nowadays this type of verification is very popular, in gmail and facebook. Once the option is activated, requires users to enter first their password and then a OTP code which is sent to their registered phone number. The additional step has been being in action to make it little more difficult for hackers to hack the user’s account. To activate this setup for google select the Account, then click on Security. For Fb, log into your account and then go to security and turn on the Login Approvals.
- Don’t use publicly available Wifi zones
Last year google has announced it will provide wifi access to more than 80 cities with partnering Airtel. But do you known what the ill effects of using open public wifi ? Hackers took advantages of most of the open wifi sources and push all kind of malware files. So whosoever is connected to the network gets infected and further the hacker can access their sensitive informations without their prior knowledge.
- Backup your data
You must have heard the “Backup”. Most of the people igone this thing and then regret after the incident has happened. Basically hacker’s or any malicious program can erase years worth of data in few minutes. So as a precautionary method it is advised to make a backup of your data and put it in cloud or a isolated device.Some of the famous cloud backup services are Dropbox, Google drive, iCloud etc.
So while browsing online, use your common sense to steer yourself from danger. If something is looks too good to be true, then probably it’s a fake or clickbait scam.