There seems to be a cyber breach somewhere on a daily basis. You hear about them in the news…celebrities having private photos leaked, entire businesses being shut down due to rogue hackers, and private information being made public because someone upset the wrong person. In the modern world of advanced technologies, you have to protect yourself against the possibility of a cyber-attack on your computer. And you have to realize that anything technological can be hacked, from a high resolution ultrasound machine, to at-home PCs, work computers, and security systems. And here’s how you can prevent cyber attacks–
Keep Your Firewalls Up to Snuff
Firewalls are meant to protect your computer from all sorts of negatives, from hackers, to vicious malware and spyware, to anything that may disrupt the privacy of your PC. Every 6 months or so, you have the option of updating your firewalls. Instead of going for the manual update that sends you alerts, opt for the automatic updates that ensure your firewalls are up to snuff at all times.
Hire Professionals to Hack-Proof Your Computer
There are professionals that can hack-proof your computer—for a price. These techies are often expensive in their services, but their experience and expertise benefits you and your privacy tenfold. This is a must for business owners, since much of your business data and information is stored on your PC.
Keep Personal Information to a Minimum
When you log onto any website, make sure it is secured with firewalls in place to keep out all of the bad things on the interwebs. Never open any email that you don’t recognize. And always be vigilant to the information you type in online. If you shop online, make sure the website you use has encrypted securities to protect your identity and money.
Never Ask the PC to Remember Your Passwords
When a hacker breaks into your computer, it is likely that you wouldn’t even know it until it was too late. In which case, never save your passwords on your computer. Saving passwords makes it too easy for someone to snatch your data right from the interwebs, then access your accounts from remote locations.
Alongside the aforementioned security measures, you should do a clean sweep of your PC on a daily basis. And be aware of what is downloaded and opened on your computer. Install a reliable key-logger to keep track of any activities, and be sure you educate your family about the dangers of cyber-attacks.