How to Protect Your Online Life From Hackers

When the World Wide Web first came to life in the 1990s it opened up new possibilities however, it also brought a new range of threats. Spam affected emails, computer viruses caused destruction to corporate networks and hacking was a huge problem. Hackers are able to steal your personal data or even take over your online or credit card account, and sell it on the dark web.

Your online experience is more complex than ever before. You’re using a smartphone, shop online, make purchases online, use Facebook and even your IoT devices and other internet-connected devices track and track your activities. All of this data can be accessed by hackers, whether they’re part of a criminal organization or just a random fanatic with a political agenda.

To guard against hackers make strong passwords for each of your online accounts. Also, use a secure password manager to keep the track of them. Consider using two-step authentication. This adds an extra layer of security by having you enter a code that has been sent to your phone or email address, in addition to your password each time you log in. Secure your hard drive to ensure that hackers can’t access your data even if they are able to gain control over your computer or mobile device. Don’t jailbreak or root your phone, and don’t leave your computer running all day long. This can affect the performance of your device, and also open it up to cyberattacks. With the proper software tools for malware screening as well as uninstalling and encryption of data You can minimize the risk of being a victim.

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