These days all we hear about is hacktivists bringing down sites and retrieved thousands of users data and individuals getting hacked and their personal data being revealed on the internet. With the growing world of cyber crimes, everyone is in danger of privacy and identity theft. So where does Security Practices begin?
Security Practices begins with your PC!
So what are those Security Practices?
Yes you guessed it right, the first and foremost form of security is a Strong Password. Always secure your PC with a password that only you and persons you want to allow access know. A strong password generally contains Alphanumeric characters with Special characters. Let’s take a look at an example,
AJx7S=ujaCw?yY4S – APPLE JACK xbox 7 SKYPE = usa jack apple COFFEE walmart ? yelp YELP 4 SKYPE
Firewall and Security Updates
Firewall basically protects you from unauthorized access to your home network. Always enable your firewall, be it Windows or any Third-Party Firewall. Set your firewall preferences how you want it to secure your network and allow only trusted devices to connect your network.
Install Updates regularly
Trusted HTTPS Websites
Before you’re going to enter your password on any login page, make sure that you can see HTTPS instead of HTTP before the URL. HTTPS protocol implements SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and provides better security than a normal HTTP. Untrusted websites may contain malwares and adwares that can be downloaded with the content you are downloading and install in the background.
Log out of Sessions after use
Always log out of your social accounts after use of the account. Always uncheck the “Remember me” or “Keep me signed in” check boxes while logging in to accounts and log out after using the account. With the increasing usage of social accounts, you pretty well know how much will be at stake even if one of your social account gets compromised. So make it a habit to logout of your browsers as and when your use of that account is over.
The above are few security practices that you could follow everyday to safeguard your PC. Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more updates.