Internet Security How not to Get Caught by Hackers

Updated: 05/07/2015 13:52
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Find out about hacker attacks and ways to avoid them, learn to keep your PC clean and stay out of risk to have your account compromised and money stolen
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Hacker attacks is quite a widespread thing even in common life. Every internet user for sure has ever faced the security threat of the devices owned or the risk of stealing the personal data of his own. Hacking your personal details is extremely risky for investors online, for they are using e-money and this is the main reason why hackers actually do what they do - they need money and more likely if your PC is hacked you will more probably lose all your funds from your accounts in payment processors.

Sometimes in order to get access to this or that system hacker simply needs to create some complex technical script. However more often, the users themselves are responsible for the hacker attacks they are suffering.

The most up-to-date antivirus software won't protect you better than trivial security measures taken properly. Here below you may find five basic mistakes done by internet users, which make them "sitting ducks" for hackers.

Using simple passwords

If your account is protected with something like "123456" or "qwerty" or "111111" you may consider it compromised and your personal data can be somewhere online in a short time, or it is already there. There online, making a good search, you can find a list of the worst passwords, which are broken most frequently. Apart from that it is highly not recommended to use one and the same password for multiple accounts.

Ignoring additional person verification systems

Additional security layer such as some sort of an access code sent as SMS to the mobile phone, associated with the account lets the system make sure you are the real owner, who is willing to use this or that service.

Using public WiFi

Free internet in a cafe or a restaurant is a convenient, though a very risky option. Experts are constantly discovering vulnerabilities in routers of the restaurants, cafes, hotels and other public places.

Entering payment credentials on non-verified websites

When paying for goods or services with your plastic card, one should always check for the Https protocol and the lock sign shown as green in the address bar of the browser. Any website, accepting credit cards payments without those markers is a risky thing to take, for being subject to hackers attacks to a great extent.

Dangerous attachments in e-mail

Never open any e-mails from unknown senders, as well as the files attached with strange names, you were not expecting to receive even if the sender seems to be your familiar person. Such documents and attachments may contain viruses, which are installed independently to your PC and lead to unexpected effects.

Those are not all the rules of course, however knowing these ones and following them will give you more chances to stay safe from harm when surfing online and dealing with e-commerce especially.


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