If there is a data breach on a large commercial or financial site, you cannot do anything other than change your password, obtain a new credit card and freeze your balance. The ransomware can brick a computer effectively until it pays the ransom. Data stealing Trojans can cancel all secure logins. Fortunately, you can do many things to overcome these local problems.
- Do not be the victim of click bait
Part of securing your life online is being smart in what you click. Click Feed applies not only to movies with different cats and interesting titles. It can also contain links in email messages, messaging applications and Facebook. Phishing links are passed through secure websites and we hope you provide them with your credentials. The disaster download site can automatically download and infect your device with malware.
Do not click on links in emails or text messages unless they come from sources you believe in. Be careful even then; your trusted source may have been compromised or the message was false. The same applies to links on social networks, even those that seem to come from your friends. If the publication looks different to your friend’s social networking style, it could be piracy.
- Use a unique password for each login
Hackers are the easiest way to steal information by downloading a set of username and password combinations from a source and testing these combinations elsewhere. For example, suppose a hacker has your username and password to hack into an email provider. You can try to access a large banking website or online store using the same combination of username and password. The only way to prevent the violation of domain data is to use a unique password for each online account.
Creating a unique and secure password for each account is not a human task. That’s why you’re using a password manager. Some excellent password managers are free and will not take long to be used. However, password managers usually offer more features.
If you are using a password manager, you only need to remember the main password that the password manager blocks. After unlocking, Password Manager will automatically enter it into your online account. This not only helps you be more secure, but also increases productivity and productivity. You do not have to worry about entering your registry or dealing with the frustration of spending time changing passwords.
- Disable the Save password feature in your browser
Most browsers have a built-in password management solution that can tell you about your browser’s knowledge. We do not recommend them. It is better to send password protection to experts who create password managers.
Think about it. After installing a third-party password manager, it is generally recommended to import a password from the browser store. If the password manager can do this, you can be sure that the malware can do the same. If you save your password in a central password manager, you can use it in all browsers and devices.
- Protect your privacy in social networks
The Facebook data collected by Cambridge Analytics is convincing with little security. If you are smart enough not to load applications, researchers do not directly receive personal information, but may receive some data from less cautious friends.
You can significantly reduce the amount of data on Facebook by completely disabling the sharing platform. After doing this, your friends will not lose your personal information. You cannot lose data in the application because you cannot use the application. You cannot use Facebook to register on other websites (which is always a bad idea).
Of course, other social networking sites require attention. Google can know more about you than Facebook. Take steps to protect privacy on Google. Make sure you have set up all the social networking sites so that your posts are not public (all except Twitter). Think twice before giving too much in a publication, because your friends can share it with others. You can carefully protect your privacy without losing entertainment and connect to social networks.