Do you want to know some simple tips to avoid attacks on the Internet? At IBSOE we give you the information thanks to the Online Cybersecurity Master taught on our Campus.
Can you imagine a whole day without Internet? What devices could you not use? What consequences could it have on your work, family, friendships, activities, etc.? It must be recognized that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for modern life and, simultaneously, it is a space invaded by malicious links, Trojans, and viruses.
SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO AVOID ATTACKS ON THE INTERNET
Dangers lie in wait for all internet users. On many occasions, we are not aware of them because they have become something habitually or because we do not even consider what may happen.
With just a glance at any information medium, we can find news regarding data leaks, cyberattacks, device espionage, Internet scams, etc., and being unprepared makes us more vulnerable than ever. Therefore, we need some guidelines to help us stay alert and safe when we connect to the internet.
Hence the importance of taking into account these simple tips that we share in this article so that you can minimize the risk.
Update the Software
You must accept the suggestion of updating a new version as soon as you receive it, in addition to some improvements, bug fixes and security patches are installed that make it difficult for hackers to take advantage of system vulnerabilities.
Use an Antivirus and Firewall
It is a way to detect and eliminate “malware” from computers. It is always important to install antivirus from a reputable vendor. Not all those offered on the internet are reliable.
Use Strong Passwords
Only long passwords that are not easy to guess are really secure, especially if you combine words with numbers and signs or symbols. It is also advisable to use a different one for each account and not to expose our passwords in any visible place.
Any program that requires a password login, when you are finished using it or even when you are not present, it is important to log out!
If you are the victim of a ransomware or malware attack, it is very useful to be able to restore the last data backup or have your documents and relevant information on hard drive partitions other than the operating system partition.
Use Secure Connections
If you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, you must first use a virtual private network (VPN). In this way, communication is encrypted and access to cyber threats is hindered.
Be Wary Of Unidentified Profiles Or Users
The use of false profiles whose sole objective is to access the personal data of other users is becoming more and more common.
This is easy to identify in social networks since they usually contain inconsistencies that can make you suspicious: receiving emails from users you do not know, who invites us to click on a link, messages that promise to make us win large amounts of money, that point out the winner of a raffle in which you did not participate, or even to recover a package that has not arrived at its destination.
Protect All Your Devices
It is important that every device is protected with a minimum PIN or password in case we face theft or loss of it. Another technique is the configuration of facial recognition (use only 3D facial recognition), fingerprint, and iris … Whether it is mobile phones, tablets, or PCs, a secure login as basic protection is an absolute necessity.
Turn Off Smart Devices When Having Confidential Conversations
Haven’t you ever wondered why advertising appears for something you haven’t searched for on the Internet? Smart assistants like Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant “listen”. It is true that it is not comfortable at all to have to turn off all the phones, speakers, and televisions when you have important things to talk about, but it is something that you should know or at least take into account.
Cover The Webcam Of Your Laptop Or Pc
And as a last piece of advice, cover the camera when it is not being used, it can save you from some displeasure, in the event that a hacker infects your computer. Experts in combating cybercrime recommend taking this simple measure, especially on computers that we can have in our room or for private use.
If you keep these basic tips in mind, you will be much more protected and you will avoid later problems.