We are living in a century where the Internet has become an essential part of living. We just can’t imagine a day without the Internet. Population and human Intelligence always challenging cyber security. When the challenge extent the limit, It commits a crime. People need privacy and it’s as important as a lock of the door. According to the experts, data is the most costly thing in this ‘20s. It’s our responsibility to maintain the privacy of our personal data.
So there are some basic concepts that you should know and follow to be safe from cyber attack and enhance the security level.
- Don’t use an unknown source of the Internet – Several times we connect to WiFi using an open or an unknown Internet source. You should know that your data can be analysed by that source of the Internet provider. It may also be an attempt to crack your Internet security by a hacker. In this case, your whole data can be read and modified. So you are recommended to only use the trusted source of Internet.
- Never login to your social sites through a referred link – The link which looks the same as your social site, maybe a modified link which is made to collect login data from you. So it’s recommended not to log in to your social sites through any referral / unknown link. Always login through visiting the site either by searching or entering the URL of the website in your browser.
- Never put your personal information in unnecessary e-forms – e-forms are in trend for collecting data. Physical forms have been totally replaced by e-forms. Almost every organisation use e-form to collect information from the people. There are people who submit some of their personal information which is not shareable. People also put information on unnecessarily e-forms, Which should be stopped. You should fill the e-forms which is necessary and mark if asking for not shareable information as ATM no. etc.
- Permission to an installed application – Nowadays it has become a great place for leaking information. There are some applications which take permission to access different things on your phone. Note down, If you are installing a racing game and that asks you permission to access your camera, where it’s not necessary. Then there may be something wrong. You should cross-check what application you install and what all permission you give to those applications.
- Don’t use or log in to your accounts through others device – There are options available to save/remember login details while logging in through account or to a new site. There may be some special commands to the device you are using to track your browsing. So don’t use others device to access the internet. If you are doing so, cross-check all the settings before you use it.
These are a few tips you should keep in mind to be safe from cyber attack. I recommend you to be updated with technology and scams that are going on so that you can’t be cheated easily.
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Vipin is a Programmer who loves blogging and used to do research on new things. He loves to share those information through this blog. You can contact him via email [email protected]