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Understand How Cybersecurity Works And Protect Yourself Online

In the ongoing computer-security arms race between offense and defense, there’s so far. little indication that defense is winning. This is mainly because of lack of information especially in remote areas that are situated far from developed cities. That's why we have so many cases of people getting robbed their money, stolen identities, hacked accounts etc. In order to protect yourself and your family, it's important that you understand the founding principles of cybersecurity.

Source:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_security

What is cybersecurity?

It's the practice of defending technologically powered devices from malicious attacks. This includes mobile phones, serves, computers and networks just to name a few. There are different attacks that one might be exposed to and this includes:

— Phishing

— Malware

— Password cracking

— Denial of Service (DoS)

Managing risk

Now that you have some sort of an idea of what cybersecurity is all about, it's time to implement preventative measures that are going to protect you. One thing that you have to take note of is that data is the only commodity that matters in cybersecurity. The minute you give out your personal details, you are giving them access to all of you accounts. That's how money can easily be withdrawn in your account without your knowledge.

— Protect your personal information

— Create strong user passwords or PIN

— Social media is filled with scammers

— Educate yourself about the different types of hacks (especially ones which are popular)

Behavioral principles

I strongly believe that in order for you to stay safe online you need to change your behavior and be more cautious than before. Just as you wake up each and every morning and go to work, hackers are also doing their 9 to 5 jobs of infiltrating into systems in order to rob people of their hard earned money. What changes can you make to ensure that you protect yourself from being vulnerable? This is the most important questions that you nuts ask yourself.

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