Cyber Threats. How to Protect Your Website
Online world and travelling there has never been so exciting.. and so dangerous at the same time. Unfortunately, there are numerous ways were created by bad hats… Just a click on a link in your email or message on social network from a stranger – and your whole personality with a big set of personal information is stolen.
Though we have thousands of threats, but there are even more ways to protect your computer and website. Polusmedia have collected some useful tips that are not very difficult at all – even not so technical people can realize them.
Use complex passwords and change them regularly. Social media accounts, access to advertising platforms, analytics and all other stuff you use at work and personal life – they all should be seriously protected. Generally experts recommend to use at least 8 digits including capital letters and numbers.
The passwords should be replaced each 3 month. And, last but not least, NEVER USE THE SAME COMBINATION FOR ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS.
Don’t ignore antivirus software. Nowadays operating systems are equipped with brandmauers and firewalls, however additional care will not hurt. Nowadays we have an ocean of options provided by the market. It will be unwise to say that free options are the same useful as paid analogues, however there are a lot of not so suitable options in the second group too. A lot depends on personal preferences and needs.
Do not hesitate to use trial periods to find the best option that will suit you completely.
Antivirus is not enough. Even a single virus can make a printer’s pie in anything, but, unfortunately, crooks are well-prepared and will try to steal your data with spy software.
Some companies offer complex security for both cases, but we recommend obtaining protection for each case separately. The method of choice is the same as we discussed above.
Start your day with system scanning. Everything is very simple: the sooner you will catch any fraud activities, the less harm you will have.
It is not great problem if you have your computer broken. Mind that in this case you will have extra expenses for buying new equipment, but it will mean nothing when we talk about stolen accounts, lost money and reputation.
Backup your files and do it regularly. It may save when your computer was broken or simply hacked. You can copy files to your external hard drive and open them at any computers just by a cable. Another option is to use cloud services, there are a lot of them: Google Disc, Dropbox and many others.
The best variant is to combine both approaches.
- Don’t hesitate to accept updates. Microsoft, as well as Linux and Mac, send updates when there is something improved, and they want everybody to enjoy the changes. Updates generally include cure for common viruses and fixes of the most fragile places in the system.
Be careful with your emails. Sometimes it is not even necessary to use technical facilities to attack someone, to play on curiosity can be enough. Emails may contain dangerous links that will trigger loading of harmful software after clicking them. It seems to be easy not to click on them, more than that, such letters shouldn’t be even opened. But the subject may seem so interesting, that one may not resist and open it.
Mailing providers generally have quite good level of security and insert them into spam box immediately or don’t let them into your folders. However, cases occur and some caution will never be too odd.
- Share your knowledge about cyber security. We still have families where one computer is used by several family members. Occasional clicks may result in bad outcomes that will ruin your business and kill your computer.
The ideas we have given to you are not very difficult for implementation, but they will save your computer life and a piece of nerves as well.