Even if you’re having the most wonderful time in Palm Beach, there is still no guarantee that your online information and data are protected. This is because of the fact that everything that is connected to the Internet is prone to being hacked. This is why it is important to exercise extra caution so as not to encounter vicious cyber attacks in the future.
Be Wary of Emails
It may surprise you or it may not but one fact that has been going on for quite some time is that cyber attacks often happen in just one email. Be careful of every email that comes in to your inbox. They may be the most reliable form of communication platform other than social media but it also poses high risks. In order to avoid this from happening, you have to take note of the sender’s information especially if you don’t know who that is. If you have more time, you can inquire about the sender’s IP address.
If you receive unknown messages, it most likely came from unknown sites. If you happen to have visited that unknown site, you may have put yourself at risk for any possible consequences. If you are uncertain, you may have become a victim of online scam or any other ploys used by hackers just to get access to your information. Furthermore, the website that you may have entered into contains malware that can damage your laptop or computer. To make sure, you can copy the link and paste it to another browser just to check what is being shown in the website.
If you’re not too curious, avoid opening any attachments sent by an unknown sender since this could contain virus that hackers used in order to get through to your files. Such virus can infiltrate your network and may even ruin your computer.
I has been advised time and time and again that passwords must be strong, must have a combination of lowercase and uppercase, number, and other unique characters to create your passwords. Avoid using the same password for several accounts. If possible, download an application that can securely store your passwords. These applications are mostly encrypted so you won’t have to worry about it being hacked easily.
Limit Sharing of Personal Information
Ye, you have cloud storage. It promises that the platform is secured and you won’t have to worry about it being accessed by anyone. But you should not be at ease. Like what they say, if you don’t want other people getting access of your information, then don’t share it. If ever you do want to share something, make sure that such information are not vital once published online. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Public Connection or Hotspot
If you are in a coffee shop and you ask for a wifi password, refrain from doing any online transactions that involve the use of your personal information such as credit card number, bank accounts, passport details, and many more. It is quite difficult to make sure that the connection you are linked to is secured.