Protect your data from hacker attacks

By Web Desk Mar 21 2020 2:24PM

Online presence is there for every individual, private organization and government services. It contains lots of confidential and valuable information that need to be stored privately. This information includes personal files, biometric data, financial details, login credentials, etc… What if this information gets hacked? Some important tips to protect your data from hacker attacks are discussed in this article.

Software and systems are vulnerable to attacks. Even if all the possible security measures are taken, still hackers will find any loophole to break into the system. Usually, a login page with user-defined passwords is used to protect information and to prevent intruders. Also, developers use encryption algorithms to encrypt the data while transferring. But, anyone with basic hacking skills can easily breach into that system. So, in my opinion, it is almost impossible to completely protect your system/software from hackers. If you follow the below-mentioned points, you can prevent cyberattacks to a greater extent.

Every system that is connected to any network will be having a chance to be hacked. If a system/software got hacked, the hacker can hijack confidential information like passwords, bank account credentials, personal information and more. With this collected information the hacker can demand money, can make purchases with your account and can use the information for illicit or illegal purposes. 

Governments have enforced different laws to protect you from cyberattacks. Still, users are getting hacked and most of them are not aware of this at the initial situation. It can be identified only if you keep track of personal accounts, credit cards, and documents regularly. Any unauthorized transaction, either it is of $1 or less, take it seriously. Also, aware of any questionable or unauthorized changes that occur on your personal account. The major points are listed below:

Keep Track of the Accuracy: When you system is hacked, then it will be definitely affected the accuracy. Any new friend added to your friend list without your knowledge can be a result of hacking. In such a way, hackers can hijack your confidential information easily and can make changes to your personal account.

Concentrate on Your System OS: The operating system has a key role in protecting your system and information from hackers. So, always keep the OS up-to-date and while changing the OS reformat the hard drive to use with the new.

Analyze the Privacy: If you are using any device like computer, laptop or smartphones then you need to analyze the privacy settings. For websites and other software, understand and verify its privacy policy before.

Alert While Browsing: If you are browsing the internet, try to open only genuine websites. Avoid websites that that appear questionable. Also, don’t click on unwanted links or buttons. For downloading applications, use only trusted sites. If you open any websites, try to visit only websites with “https://” not “http://”.

Firewall, Antispy, and Antivirus Software: Always try to protect your system with a 2-way firewall. The installed antispy and antivirus software will also take care of every operation on the system and warn/alert you at any threat that occurs.


Similarly, there are many other methods to protect from hacking and they are:

Regular backups of information

  • Using strong passwords that contains symbols, numerics, upper and lower case letters.
  • Avoid using public WiFi
  • Choose a secure browser
  • Block Pop-Up ads
  • Install VPN

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