Here are few points which prevents your computer from hacking.
Everything that connects to the internet can be hacked. These tips might help you from hacking.
1. BE SUSPICIOUS OF EMAILS -
Emails is a great medium to share information, officially and unofficially, emails can be sent to anyone at anytime, but that also means it has huge risk. The best way to avoid being scammed by phony emails is to just make sure that the recipient is who you think it is. Check the email address to see if they match with website you think it’s form. To be extra cautious you can check the IP address of the sender.
2. CHECK LINK LOCATIONS -
Unknown messages contains links to unknown sites. If you are tempted to click these links, you better know what it’s talking exactly about you. The best way is to copy and paste the link location into a net browser to see what site is on the other side. Also, encrypted sites are the safest ones to visit when you see HTTPS in the URL and the lock icon on your browser.
3. NEVER OPEN ATTACHMENTS - (Unless you are really sure)
Never ever open attachments unless you are 100% sure of where it came from. It is one of the easiest way for the hackers to hack your computer.
4. USE TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION -
Bigger companies get hacked as their passwords are being leaked. Once hackers obtain passwords, they try to figure out which personal accounts they can access with the data they stole. If two-factor authentication is an option for your accounts, it’s wise not to choose it.
5.USE ADVANCED PASSWORDS -
A strong password includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation and gibberish. Most importantly do not use same passwords for multiple accounts.
6. BE WARY OF CLOUD -
This is a good rule of thumb. If you don’t want people to access your information don’t share it. Even if it is a safe platform, do not share, which means you are giving information to someone else to watch over. This includes cloud storage. If you delete something be sure that the file is delete cloud storage backups.
7. ON PUBLIC WIFI DONT SHARE PERSONAL DATAS -
You may have to think twice to share any of your personal details when it is connected to open Wi-Fi, because you have no idea that the connected Wi-Fi is secured. If you must have to access private information while on these networks, it would be good to use tools like virtual private networks (VPNs), which encrypt traffic so the Wi-Fi network can’t see where you are surfing.
Follow these tips, this would really help your computer from hacking and your personal details are secured.