In today’s cutting-edge technology, most of the people worldwide use the internet, and they have the online accounts to keep their personal or sensitive data and information. The hackers or unauthorized users always keep an eye on your valuable online accounts and data. Therefore, it has become extremely important for the authentic users to opt for security measures to secure their digital assets from all sorts of malicious attacks. This post highlights some important activities that you should and should not do to keep your online account secure from security breaches. So, read it to know all those crucial activities.
Use different passwords for all your online accounts, so that if one of your passwords get compromised, then other accounts will not be affected.
Use the combination of uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers and special characters to make long, unique and hard to guess passwords.
Enable 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) security method on all your valuable online accounts to keep them secure from harmful external threats. This method adds an extra security layer in the login procedure. The major benefit of this proven security solution is that if someone hacks your secret password, then also he won’t be able to log in to your account. It is because he needs a unique verification code or OTP (One Time Passcode) along with your secret password to gain access to your sensitive data.
Change your secret passwords regularly to maintain security of the accounts.
Make it a practice to ignore pop-ups. They can malicious software which can trick a user into verifying something.
Don’t use your personal details like name, phone number, birth date, nickname and address, as your secret password.
Don’t use your name, as your username.
Never give away your personal or financial information on the websites that do not begin with ‘https’. Also, look for the lock icon, which indicates that there is a secure connection to the server, and data transmission is in encrypted form.
Don’t login your online accounts over free and unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
Avoid checking ‘Keep me logged in’ or ‘Remember me’ options on the websites, especially on public computers.
Hope, you have gone through all the above-listed activities. Follow all of them to secure your valuable online accounts, data and information from security breaches.