In today’s rapidly increasing malicious activities or cyberattacks, the authentic end users worldwide can become a victim of these attacks any time, and they can’t deny this fact. So, the end users need to be very careful while accessing their valuable online accounts, data and highly sensitive information. You can’t minimize the cyberattacks that are constantly increasing, as it is not under your control, but you can easily maximize your digital assets security level. So, it’s time to emphasize on the latter part; maximize your digital assets security level, by taking some important and proven cyber security tips into consideration.
Read this post based on those crucial cyber security tips to secure your valuable digital assets.
Below are the tips:
- Always use a unique password for all your precious online accounts and data. Avoid reusing the passwords, as this activity makes it extremely easier for the hackers or intruders to get into your accounts.
- Use strong or complicated passwords with a mix of lowercase & uppercase letters, numbers and special characters.
- Don’t use your real name & nickname, birth date, mobile number, address, mother & father name, friend name, etc. as your secret password. It is because all these things can be easily guessed by a professional hacker, and provide harm to your digital assets.
- Make it a practice to change all your passwords frequently.
- Add an extra security layer in the login procedure as the password-only protection is not enough in today’s malicious cyberattacks that are increasing at an unexpected rate. Use 2FA (Two Factor Authentication), also referred to as Two Step Verification, security method to add an additional step in the normal login procedure.
- Never leave your computing or mobile devices unattended. If you need to leave your device like desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet for any length of time, then lock it up, so that no one can use it while you’re gone. Also, make sure to lock up external hard drive, if you keep sensitive information.
- Always be careful when clicking on attachments or links in email. If you feel that it’s unexpected or suspicious for any reason, then don’t click on it at any cost. Double check the URL of the website, as the sender may take advantage of spelling mistakes. For better security and privacy reasons, click only on those URLs that start with ‘https’.
- Be wary of social engineering, where someone attempts to gain sensitive information from you through manipulation. If someone calls or emails you asking for your sensitive information, then the best option is to say him ‘No’ immediately.
- There are a lot of fake social media profiles over the internet, so avoid sharing your secret data and information.
- Never use public Wi-Fi, or an unsecured data connection.
Hope, you have gone through all the above-listed tips. Start applying these cyber security tips and enjoy a safer digital life.