Protect Yourself From Online Hacking

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Many people think that some systems are too secure and often overlook the fact that some hardware and software updates may reduce security features. When you hear the word "hack", the first thing that immediately comes to mind is the loss of security of an online account, either by brute force or simple negligence.

Online hacking has often been evoked in our world, but as the group of known hackers slowly emerge into an open space, the word slowly changes in definition depending on why a given person hacks the network. The reasons vary from hiring to attempting to violate network security and discovering potential problems before launching a program to the ends of a more malicious intent of reason.

It remains to be seen how to protect yourself from online piracy – or is it even possible? The answer is a great uncertainty. Although we can take a lot of precautions, the possibility of becoming vulnerable and open to hackers remains high. The necessary precautions added may include, but not be limited to:

  1. Secure network. This is highly recommended for online financial transactions or for any account that has a monetary value on a server and is accessible through a hardware device connected to a network. It is advisable for people to carry out transactions if and only if they own the network, the network is secure and if they trust the third party who receives the transaction that they wish to process.

  2. Precautions by email. Many people become victims of hackers on email systems because they tend to open email content whose recipients are unknown to them. Sometimes it is very attractive to create such promotional items, especially if the content seems to come from a valid source. However, always keep in mind the following saying: "When it's too good to be true, it's not true." This is particularly the case for many victims of online hacking by email.

  3. Use of devices. Never enter confidential account details or passwords on devices that you do not own. Even if it's a friend, you're not sure what can happen because your friend may not be too cautious and may have had some unknown threats in his device. Do not forget that anyone can access public computers and install third-party software that keeps a log of all the details entered. Always use your own device and clear the cache and cookies all the time, especially when you have accessed your account.

There are other ways to protect your account, but remember that the threat will always be there. That's why, regardless of your online transaction, you must accept any risk of loss. Always be aware of the transactions you make, even if you only sign in to your social media accounts. Do not forget that even if trusting other people promotes usability, it can also open the door to more responsibility in the future (domain of the social engineering hacker).


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