Cyber dangers such as phishing attacks, ransomware, and system hacking are constantly in the headlines. Unauthorized entry into a network or a digital device to capture user's sensitive data, information, or files is called "Hacking". Individuals involved in this process are called hackers or cybercriminals. This is NYK, and in this video, we bring you a few tips to secure your devices from hackers.
But first, let's take a look at the things hackers can do with your devices.
• Hijack your password or username
• Steal your data and personal information
• Capture your credit card details & make purchases
• Sell your sensitive information & data
• Use your device to attack other devices
- How to know if your system is hacked?
Your phone, laptop or computer may indicate a few warning signs of being hacked such as fake antivirus warning reminders messages, redirection to strange or unsecured websites, random pop-ups & ransom ware messages. If you notice any of these warning signs, you can be sure that your device has been hacked.
- How can you prevent hacking?
Cyber threats are everywhere and if you are worried about hacking, follow these smart tips and tricks to secure your gadgets from being hacked.
- Install, update and use a reliable antivirus software
Anti-virus software is also known as computer anti-hacking software which is a must-have for every PC. Few advanced antivirus programs provide automatic updates, safeguarding your device from evolving cyber threats.
- Safe & secure downloading
You may not know it but downloading files & programs from an unsecured website is another reason behind virus infections and increases the chances of your devices being hacked. To ensure secure downloads, using the good computer virus protection is crucial.
- Avoid using public Wi-Fi
Believe it or not, most of the free public Wi-Fi connections are unsecured. Hackers can hack your laptops & mobile devices and capture your data via an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. Therefore, do not use unsecured public Wi-Fi to access your online accounts or information. For better security, install and use a VPN.
Follow these tips and tricks to prevent hacking and stay secure online!