How to Protect Your Online Life From Hackers

In the 1990s, the World Wide Web was born and brought with it the promise of a new era of possibilities as well as threats. Spam affected emails, computer viruses caused destruction to corporate networks, and hacking was a huge issue. Hackers are able to steal your personal information or even take over your online or credit card account, and sell it on the dark web.

Your online experience is more complicated than ever. You’re on the phone, shop online, bank online, use Facebook and even your IoT devices and other internet-connected devices track and track your activities. Hackers can gain access to all the information, regardless of whether they’re part of a criminal gang or just a random person with a political agenda.

To guard against hackers make strong passwords for each of your online accounts. Also, make use of a password manager that is secure to keep the track of them. Consider the use of two-step authentication, which provides an additional layer of security by requiring you to enter a code sent to your phone or email address along with your password when you log in. Secure your hard drive so that hackers cannot gain protection from hackers access to your data even if you are able to gain control of your computer or mobile device. Also, be sure to disable “run as administrator” on your computers, don’t jailbreak or root your mobile devices and close down your computer instead of leaving it running all day (all-time running can affect your device’s performance and opens the way to cyberattacks). With the right software tools for malware detection removal, uninstalling, and data encryption you can lower your risk.

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