5 TIPS FOR IMPROVING CYBERSECURITY
Good morning dear readers of Tecnogalaxy, today we will talk about 5 tips you need to follow to improve your cybersecurity.
Cyber attacks are evolving, thanks to cybercriminals who are equipping themselves with new skills and abilities. In this scenario, from the company to the unsuspecting Internet user; learning about cybersecurity is a must.
HOW IMPORTANT COMPUTER SECURITY IS
In 2020 there were over 1 million violations, by comparison, the number barely reached one thousand in 2010.
Over the last decade, our dependence on the Internet has increased exponentially, nowadays, we use the Internet for various tasks involving both personal and work-related activities. Because most of our data is now stored online, we give cybercriminals a reason to attack and gain access to our information.
Here are the 5 tips to improve your online security:
1: Avoid suspicious emails, URLs, and websites
The best way to stay safe on the internet is to stay away from harmful sources.
Phishing attacks are one of the most common cyber threats around. During phishing attacks, the hacker redirects you to a fraudulent website by pretending to be the authentic one to steal your login credentials, personal information, credit card information, etc.
Such phishing URLs are generally spread via email and social media platforms such as Facebook, whatsapp, Instagram. An example of phishing sites could be a clone of an Amazon website that looks exactly like the official Amazon website but has really cool deals on the products. Therefore, always use your wits to analyze and check suspicious emails, URLs to which you are directed, whatsapp forwards, etc. And stay away from anything even remotely suspicious.
2: Use a password manager
Password managers are software solutions that help you create truly random, complex and unbreakable password combinations.
You can use passwords generated by these password managers to make sure your passwords are not easily hacked by hackers. In addition to generating strong passwords for you, password managers also work as a secure deposit for all your passwords. Therefore, even if the passwords are too complex to store, you can easily store them and use them with the help of a password manager.
3: Keep your operating system and software up to date
Cyber security threats evolve. Therefore, software vendors constantly improve the security structure and functionality of their products to make them resistant to most threats. Therefore, you should always keep the operating systems of your devices up to date with the latest supported versions. In addition, you also need to keep the operating system installed on your computers and mobile devices updated to the latest versions as well.
4: FREQUENTLY CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS
Nothing is as effective against cyber threats as changing your login passwords frequently. This way, you can be sure that even if there was a recent data breach involving your passwords, it wouldn’t affect your account security. It is ideal for changing your login passwords at least once or twice a year. When changing passwords, follow the general password security policies, such as not using the same password for multiple accounts.
5: ENABLE 2FA
Two-factor authentication, also known as multi-factor authentication or 2FA, adds a layer of security to your online account.
After enabling 2FA, every time you try to access your online account using your username and password, a randomly generated token will be sent to your email address or mobile number (depending on your setting). In addition to your account username and password, you must also enter the correct code to access your account.
HOW CAN I IMPROVE COMPUTER SECURITY?
When someone asks how to improve cyber security, there is always a fact that is worth sharing. The fact that about 95% of all cybersecurity attacks happen due to human-caused errors. Therefore, if the reason is to stay safe on the Internet, we must evolve and adapt to resist the latest threats. To improve cyber security, stay up to date on the latest threats and attacks.
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