5 Tricks to Ensure you don’t get Hacked
The year 2018 saw major data breaches in major companies like Facebook, British Airways, etc and experts reckon this will continue throughout 2019.
Keeping into consideration such data breaches, experts shared simple things individuals and businesses can do to better protect their data.
1. Understand what You are doing
When signing up for something, if you have to provide your data, always question the security behind that. Think over it and provide your data once you are fully satisfied.
In the same way, you would think twice before handing someone your house or car keys, think twice before handing over your information. Individuals need to develop a security-conscious mindset.
2. Download Mobile Applications with Caution
A good trick is to check how many downloads an application has and what are the users’ review about it before downloading it yourself. If there are not hundreds or thousands of downloads for what should be a popular game, chances are it’s a virus.
3. Don’t Open Random Emails and click URLs
Think twice before you click. Phishing attacks normally arrive via emails or links and would take you to a suspicious site. You can get links in your social media accounts like in WhatsApp messages, Tweets, Facebook Messanger and other such sources.
4. Follow Security Blogs
Security blogs are freely available online and allow users to stay up to date with tips and tricks on cybersecurity. It’s the basics that people don’t get right – which cybercriminals then take advantage of to create damage.
5. Go back to basics
Many businesses also don’t follow basic principles. Businesses must keep up with reviews of devices and other measures. Often, there is a false sense of security that means businesses protect elements they can see.
Sometimes it takes a major data breach to change their mentality, businesses should keep their employees up to speed on cybersecurity education – as this will help a lot in detecting any suspicious activity.