How to secure your information online: security checklist
It’s always better to stay safe than sorry, especially when it comes to personal information. It takes more time and care to secure your data online. But you never know when the bad times knocked at your door and swipe away your data.
Here are the steps that you must follow and secure your online data.
Protect your password
It is obvious that you are not likely to share your password with someone you don’t trust. So keeping password to yourself is the first step to secure your online data. But there are other ways as well that you may follow.
When setting up a password always kept one thing in mind, choose a password that will be difficult for other to guess. Computer security expert, Bruce Scheier, recommends to “Combine a personally memorable sentence with some personally memorable tricks to modify that sentence into a password.” So if your sentence is “When I was in 10th class, my favorite teacher was Sir Johnson”, your password could be “Wiwi10cmftwJson”. Obviously you will come up with your own password, don’t use that one.
Secure your email from getting hacked
believe it or not but it’s true that even in the social-tech age of Twitter, Fcaebook, Snapchat, Slack and text messages, people still use email to communicate with each other. Therefore emails contain more personal and business conversations that can still get hacked. But as many times computers users have been told not to click attachments from unwanted or untrustworthy sources, or even the people you do know, we still click on their attachments, which unhappily can get access to your emails and chances of hacking will increase further. So seriously don’t do that, open up an email and check the name of the sender, if it was sent on purpose than click on the attachment otherwise ignore unknown senders, because attachments from unknown sender will add up malware and malicious virus or worm on your system.
Do you shop Online?
If you use credit card to shop online, there is a possibility that your information will be leaked and someone can buy something from your card without your permission. Here are few things to consider:
Just use your credit on websites with the prefix, “https”. The “s” in the prefix https signifies that the site in question is using a protected protocol to encrypt communications between you and the website. If you avoid using “https”, the chances of your information being hacked increases.
Better account security
When most users log into their accounts, they enter their username and a password and they logged in. This is known as single-factor authorization and it is certainly secure, but there is even other safe way to log into your important accounts.
The other one that is Two-factor authorization uses additional security official documents to access an I.D like a fingerprint or a unique pattern. This way, if someone gains access to your information they would also need access to your fingerprint or unique pattern to access your account information.
You can’t do anything when someone wants to get your personal information. Sometimes it’s not in your hands; nevertheless the tips mentioned above may help you to protect your information. Focusing on it is your best bet.