Saturday, April 10, 2021

6 Ways To Protect Your Personal Data

 Every now and then we get the  news  of data breach and potentially  exposing million  of customer’s data to criminals who could misuse it and land you in trouble.  However,   with    a bit of care and diligence the data can be kept secured and protected from the wrong hands. If you are looking for such ways to protect your data then here is your guide.

 

Create strong password

Create a password that is  tough for  anyone to break or crack.  Use random alphabets,  signs, upper  and  lower  case,  and numbers  that are  tough  to  guess. Also  change  the password periodically  and  for different  platforms  create  different  passwords  and  use  a  password manager tool that can keep track of all the passwords.

Use free Wi-Fi with care

Using free Wi-Fi is a perk but maintain care while doing it. Most of the free public Wi-Fi connections have few security measures and thus anyone can easily access your activity.

Check the authenticity of the site

Before posting your personal information on a website check the browser. If there is a lock symbol or the URL begins with “https” then the site is secure or else it is red flag.

Watch out for links and attachments

Cyber  criminals are  poky and pretend to be  legitimate  communicators from  banks, utility companies or other corporate houses. A little difference like spelling error or different email address all the details are kept same to fool the receiver and extract information.

Don’t over share on social media

There are people who post the minutest detail of their life on the social media and this can compromise  with their  privacy and pose  risk to  their personal data.  Check your privacy settings  and  keep a  track of  who’s  seeing  your  posts  while posting  your  locations, hometown, birthday, and other personal details.

Additional protection

Install anti-virus software,  anti-spy  software, and  firewall and  additionally install  cyber insurance thus you can protect your family and yourself from falling prey of cyber crime.