THE 10 RULES FOR STAYING SAFE ON THE WEB
Dear readers of Tecnogalaxy, today we will see the 10 rules (trivial if we turn but very useful), which if implemented can prevent many computer accidents and therefore stay safe on the web.
Here is the list of the 10 rules:
- Do not use default logins and passwords
- Don’t fall in love with phishers
- Turn on multi-factor authentication
- Update the software regularly
- Don’t Use a VPN Unnecessarily
- Use strong passwords
- Avoids unnecessary permissions
- Beware of incorrectly configured services
- Make sure you have solid security solutions
- Be smart with cloud services
Let’s see in detail these 10 rules to always be safe on the web:
DO NOT USE DEFAULT LOGINS AND PASSWORDS
Default credentials should never be used because they are very easy to guess for cyber criminals.
Regularly change your passwords and do not use your personal data or your loved ones’ data such as:
- Date of birth
- Name. etc.
that can be easily found.
DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH PHISHERS
Be very careful and do not open suspicious links that arrive via email or SMS messages or instant messengers, even if they seem important, do web searches and informed.
Most phishing scams include grammatical errors in messages, incorrect names and strange email addresses.
ENABLE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Nowadays most social networks and online banking services have a two-factor authentication mechanism that you can enable in your settings.
This authentication management (two-factor authentication), adds another step to a user’s authorization process in their account and is a significant barrier for cyber criminals.
REGULARLY UPDATE THE SOFTWARE
Many people forget to update their software or simply postpone the update because they see it as a waste of time. However, updates are very important because most of the time they contain vulnerability fixes.
Postponing this procedure gives cyber criminals the opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities and create harm.
DON’T USE A VPN UNNECESSARILY
VPNs are really useful if we need to access a blocked site in their country, but the choice must be approached very carefully, because some services do not provide adequate protection against cyber criminals.
USE STRONG PASSWORDS
Using default passwords is not recommended, not even use weak passwords, usually during the process of registering to a site, users are offered criteria that the chosen password must meet.
AVOIDS UNNECESSARY PERMISSIONS
Information security experts advise organizations not to grant permission to access personal data to large numbers of employees, obviously fewer people have this access and fewer will be potential targets for cyber criminals.
BEWARE OF INCORRECTLY CONFIGURED SERVICES
Any incorrectly configured service can be vulnerable.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE STRONG SECURITY SOLUTIONS
Use professional endpoint protection software, if an attacker has managed to overcome the first barrier, a good antivirus will stop the threat from spreading further.
BE SMART WITH CLOUD SERVICES
When you store data in a cloud service, make sure you know how it’s protected, always be careful what data you store in the cloud and who can access it.
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