Hacking has become one of the biggest issues in today’s online connectivity. The hackers always try new cryptographic techniques to find out login credentials of the end users, and gain access to their valuable online accounts, data and information. They misuse every piece of data of the end users. Therefore, it is extremely important for all the authentic internet users globally to secure their sensitive online information or digital assets from all sorts of cybercrooks. Stay one step ahead of the intruders, and never give them a loophole, so that they don’t get any chance to hack your valuable sensitive data and information available online.
Several useful tips that help protect your sensitive accounts and data from different types of cyberattacks are mentioned in this post. So, go through it and start following those crucial tips from today onwards for an unmatched account security in the future.
Here are the tips:
One password for one account
Most of the end users invite the hackers and prying eyes to hack their online accounts. It happens due to the reason that they; the end users, use the same password for all their accounts. The best way to keep your online accounts, data and other valuable information secure from external harmful security threats is to never use the same password more than once. Therefore, make it a practice from today onwards to use one password for only one account.
Make extremely complicated passwords, not easy to guess
It is clear to every end user that the hackers always focus on your secret password to log in to your account. So, it is must for every authentic user to make extremely complicated passwords that are not easy to guess. The stronger the password, the lesser is its chance to guess. Avoid using the simple and easily guessable passwords that include “123456”, “password”, “abc123”, your name, birth date, mobile number, address, etc. Use uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers and special characters to make the complicated passwords.
Avoid accessing your email and other accounts from a public place
Do you access your email from public places like cyber cafe? If it is ‘Yes’, then you are under the risk of losing your secret password. In fact, many people lose their email accounts in such places. RATs (Remote Administration Tools) are installed in the PCs available in cyber cafe to monitor all your browsing activities. When it comes to the matter of security, never trust anyone. It is recommended not to use public places for accessing confidential information and the online accounts. Always use your personal computer to login the accounts to ensure the utmost safety.
Enable 2FA on all your online accounts
2FA, also referred to as Two Factor Authentication, is a method that adds an extra security layer or step in the login procedure to verify identity of the user. Two Factor Authentication security method is more than just password-only verification. In the normal login procedure, the end users need only their secret password to log in to the account. But, with 2FA, the end users require to provide two factors – password; the first factor, and a unique verification code or OTP (One Time Passcode); the second factor, for accessing the account. Due to the requirement of two factors in the login procedure, this authentication mechanism is also known as Two Step Verification.
Access only https URL websites
There are two types of URLs – http and https. HTTP is not a secure connection, whereas HTTPS ensures a secure connection to the server. The data transmits in an encrypted form with this (https) URL. Your information is private when it sent to the https URL websites. Therefore, access only this type of websites for a better security of confidential information.
There are several other tips that ensure the security of the online accounts, but these were some of the basic tips. Follow all these crucial tips, as good security practices make the job a lot more difficult for any would be hacker.