When the World Wide Web first came to life in the late 1990s it opened new possibilities however, it also brought a new threat. Spam was able to infiltrate email accounts, computer viruses created havoc on the networks of companies and hacking became a problem. Hackers are able to steal your personal information, take over your online bank or credit account, and sell it on the dark internet.
Your online life is more complicated than ever. You use a smartphone, shop online, make purchases online, log onto Facebook and even your IoT devices and other internet-connected devices track and track your activities. Hackers can access all of the information, regardless of whether they’re part of a criminal organization or an individual with an agenda to influence the political scene.
To guard against hackers, create strong passwords on each of your online accounts and make use of a secure password manager to keep an eye on them. You should consider using two-step authentication. This adds a second layer of security by requiring you to enter a code provided via email or phone in addition to your login password. Secure your hard drive to ensure that hackers cannot access your data even if do manage to gain control over your computer or mobile device. Don’t root or jailbreak your smartphone, and don’t keep your computer running all day long. This can affect the performance of your device, and also open it to cyberattacks. With the proper software tools to screen malware, uninstalling, and data encryption you can lower the risk of being a victim.