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.
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.