HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HACKING?

  • August 4, 2017
  • 11:15 am
  • SHRUTI SINGH

An increase in cyber-attacks has made the Internet seem like a scary place nowadays.
There are a lot of ways through which individuals can protect or make it difficult for the hackers to access their information.

Here are seven tips that can help you protect yourself from cyber attacks:
1. Make your password harder to crack
Hard passwords include small and capital letters, numbers and other symbols present on the key board. There should be at least eight characters in length.

2. Change your password regularly
One should keep on changing their passwords frequently. It is hard to remember passwords, but the thing is that it would ultimately be good for the user, and would make hard for other person to crack the password.

3. Clear your browser history
The history of browser makes it easy for anyone who sees that data to steal a detailed record of your online activities.

4. Do not use free Wi-Fi
A lot of public places now offer free wireless access to the Internet. These services are also an easy way for hackers to access everything on your phone or computer.

5. Use HTTPS
HTTPS is known as “hyper-text transfer protocol secure.” It is same as HTTP. HTTPS adds more security and encryption online. Communications between users and websites that support HTTPS are encrypted. That means that HTTPS can also determine whether a website is real or not.

6. Use anti-virus protection
Using anti-virus is the best way to stay ahead of hackers and protect your data from any interference.

7. Be careful while using thumb drive
Thumb drives, also known as flash drives, are small and easy storage devices. People use them to exchange data and other files. They can also spread viruses.

Stay safe and secure!!