How to Protect Your Online Life From Hackers

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October 18, 2023

In the 1990s the World Wide Web was born and opened up the promise of a new era of possibilities and dangers. Spam infiltrated email accounts, computer viruses created havoc on company networks, and hacking became a major issue. Hackers meeting the executives online are able to steal your personal information, take over your online bank or credit account, and sell it on the dark internet.

Your online life has become more complex than ever before. You’re on the phone, shop online, make purchases online, make use of Facebook and even your IoT devices and other internet-connected devices track and report on your activities. Hackers can gain access to all this information, whether they’re part of a criminal group or just a random person with a political agenda.

Create strong passwords for all your online accounts. Make use of a password manager to manage your passwords. Consider using two-step authentication. This provides an additional layer of security by requiring you enter a code sent via email or phone in addition to your login password. Encrypt your hard drive so that hackers can’t access your data, even if you do manage to gain control over your mobile device or computer. Also be sure to disable ‘run as administrator’ on your computer, don’t jailbreak or root your phones and close your computer instead of leaving it running all day (all-time running slows down your device’s performance and opens the door for cyberattacks). With the right software tools for malware detection deinstalling, data encryption You can minimize your risk.

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