ESET: The modern user of the technology knows he has to take everyday steps to keep his data and devices safe from malicious actions. Especially during the holiday season, where users are more alert, cyber criminals are lurking.
1. Keep up to date the operating system, applications, and security solution you are using. Updates often include solutions for security vulnerabilities that have been found, so an attacker will not be able to exploit any kind of known vulnerability in your system.
2. Use security solutions on computers, smartphones and tablets. At the same time, avoid using "pirated" software - other than being illegal, it is unlikely to offer adequate protection. Firewalls and antivirus will protect you from Trojans and other types of malware, as well as various detection technologies that lead to information leakage or theft.
3. Do backups on a regular basis - an external hard drive is a good solution - and keep them in a safe place. Be careful not to have your backup constantly connected, because if the computer is infected with any kind of ransomware, the files, even if they are stored in the cloud, can be affected. Useful information for backing up can be found in the relevant guide.
4. Report Phishing emails and webpages that you may find from any browser you use. A corresponding reference should be made to the manufacturer of the antivirus you are using if it does not already recognize the site as a malicious gateway. This helps protect all users by alerting you of the dangers you have encountered.
5. Make sure you have strengths passwords, change them regularly, and do not use the same password for multiple accounts: this is the triptych that will keep your digital ID secure.
6. Turn it on double factor certification, which significantly increases security levels. If a cybercriminator manages to steal the password, it will not be able to cause significant damage, since it will have to enter yet another random code generated by this additional security level.
7. Examine it privacy in your social networks, checking whether you are sharing too many sensitive information, who you allow access to, and what rights you have granted on your personal information.
8. Regularly checking their condition bank accounts you can detect any irregularities or strange transactions such as having your card cloned or bank malware.
9. Make sure you are not subscribed to premium SMS services. Keep in mind that hoax, as happened with a recent case in WhatsApp that counts more than 10 millions of victims, has the potential to deceive users, prompting them to subscribe to SMS download services for which they are charged.
10. Try to you are informed for developments in the field of security. If you know how hoaxes work, you can better protect yourself, and by discussing this with other users you can help keep them safe.
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