The internet has enabled a lot of knowledge and information to flow from one person to another without limit. The existence of the internet has really improved the lives of every human person in many ways.
There are some individuals called hackers who can get into the system of another person’s device uninvited. When some very important information is kept by someone who later gets lost or dies, hackers are used to retrieve it.
There are some practices that come with the internet which are not as pleasing. This is the presence of hackers who have taken advantage of their knowledge and the vulnerability of other people’s devices and accessing information to invade privacy or even commit crimes.
This therefore calls for caution to be taken by individuals to escape these people who use it for doing wrong. Below are some of the methods one can use to help avoid hacking. Some of the basic thing we do take lightly can be very important to our security.
The first step a hacker takes is to attack one’s computer and if any space is accorded, they will attack a computer that has no tight security features. There are a number of anti-virus and antimalware programs in the market while some come for free and this should be installed and frequently updated.
It is also advised that one should not keep any kind of personal information on devices that they intend to sell or give to another person no matter how innocent.
Many a times hackers try to connect obvious things like names, family members, dates and preferences to know the passwords that allow log in to different devices and can therefore take crucial information from a website so it is advised to use not so obvious passwords.
It is advisable that one should not make it a habit to use public internet services because hackers might be around waiting to pounce. Also one should avoid using public devices like flash disks and hard drives because they can have malwares that will take your information from your computer or device. It is advised that public computers should be avoided at any cost if one wants to avoid hackers.
Banks and other financial institutions that hackers target should also be on the lookout. Banks for example should sign confidential oaths with the managers who are given bank details especially on the digital platforms. If someone goes against this, they need to be punished severely to be a warning to others.
Hacking should be an issue of national interest and therefore the government should come in and help by formation and enforcement of stringent laws that will prevent future cases of hacking.
Individuals should also educate themselves on these matters. Hacking knowledge can help an individual diagnose an attack and how to treat it.