The Internet and technical means offer us many possibilities for communication, learning and the exchange of information. Now it is already impossible for the modern generation to imagine their life without it. But the Internet also has many dangers. Either spam is sent that infects a smartphone or computer, then various special services begin to request personal data from users of the social network, or scammers try to carry out fraud using stolen data.
How to protect yourself in the modern world of the global network?
- Install a quality antivirus. On the Internet, from any site, you can detect a virus on your device that will wander through folders, delete your files and send personal data from your computer or your worker to the database of creators of virus. Spare no money for a quality licensed antivirus. All you need after installation is to update it periodically. Do not place high hopes in a free antivirus downloaded from the Internet – it cannot guarantee complete protection against viruses.
- Complex passwords. You have probably come across reports in the media that data has been leaked from the emails of various famous people. As you can see, it costs hackers nothing to crack a password. Therefore, when you register somewhere, you should not put a simple combination on the password, such as your child’s name or your date of birth. For specialists, working with such a password will take a few minutes. Add numbers and capitals to the word if you don’t want your correspondence to become public. This will make your page much harder to hack.
- Enable 2-Step Verification. In order to protect your personal data on social networks, use the so-called two-step authorization system. In most services, this feature is in the settings. How it works? In addition to the password, you will also need to enter the code that comes to your mobile phone. That is, if your password still falls into the hands of attackers, they will still have to take possession of your phone – without this, their attempts to gain access to your account will not succeed.
- Do not share your personal information on social networks. For some reason, many users put all the data on their page: email address, phone numbers. You can even find unique people who share their home address! Understand that this information is in no way intended to be disclosed to the public on a page to which any registered user of the social network has access. Also be careful with information about your loved ones. If someone wants to know data about you, talkative acquaintances, not seeing any malicious intent, can provide additional information. Therefore, try to hide from your virtual friends who your relatives are and how you can contact them.
Sometimes we push ourselves into the web of scammers and delinquents. Be more vigilant!
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