The progress in a technological field was so rapid that even experts are failing to protect social media accounts. We have observed how major DDoS attack took down almost half of the internet. Hence, we have decided to show you 5 useful methods that will help you to protect your Computer from hackers.
Hackers are everywhere and they can create malware and silently install in your system to steal sensitive information, such as login credentials, credit card details etc. So, it’s time to take some precaution and protect your computer from hackers.
Having a good Security Software
Windows firewall is pre-installed in your system. However, it is not 100% effective. Any good antivirus or security solution can replace it. Installing a proper security solution is the first thing to do if you want to avoid hackers.
Updating Your Operating System
Giant companies like Apple and Microsoft whenever releases an update they not only add the new feature but also fixes the existing flaws. Therefore, never ignore any OS updates. None of the OS is 100% secure. But, they can significantly increase your protection against hackers.
Avoiding Email attachments
If you mostly use Gmail to send the email to your friends. If you have recently noticed any suspicious email then you shouldn’t open it. Gmail have an Anti-Spam filter, but as we already mentioned no service is 100% accurate therefore Anti-Spam filter can to make mistakes. So, it will be always better to avoid such attachments from unknown senders.
Think Before You Click
Are you active in Social media right? Then you might be aware of those link which forces you to click on it! A Fraudsters can trick you into downloading a malware to your PC through which they can track all your online activity. Therefore, never click on those link which asks forces you to click on it.
Scammers sometimes create sites with addresses of words that people typically misspell. Pay attention to the URL of a site. Malicious sites may be identical to legitimate sites, but the URL may use a variation of the name or a different domain.
Avoid Linking Your Social media accounts
Nowadays almost everyone links their social media account. That means they simply use their existing account to login with any new site. Using the same email id and password. I become easy to remember the same email id and password for the different social media account. However, at the same time you are making it easy for the hackers to hack your account. Hackers just need to hack your email account and all the Social media accounts linked up with that will be compromised. Therefore make sure not to link your social media accounts.
There are various VPN services available on the internet. You can use it to hide your identity online. VPN does the best job to protect you online. Therefore, make a habit of using VPN. If you use public wifi then you must use VPN because it helps you to fake your identity.
Change Password in Regular interval.
Changing the passwords of all your accounts is a must do the task. You will never know who is keeping an eye on you! Therefore make sure to change your password at the regular interval.
These are the 8 methods that you must follow if you want to protect yourself from hackers. If we missed anything! Then tell us in the comments below. Hope you like the post! Share it as much as possible.