How to Protect Your Self from Malware and be Cyber Aware

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In our everyday life we read about security breaches related news on platforms like social media, news channel etc., What the heck is malware? Malware is malicious computer programs which have the ability to partially or totally harm your system. It can be ransomware, trojan horses, worms, spyware etc. The internet is full of such malicious viruses. It can reach you in the form of script, emails, audio, javascript or other formats.

This post is all about the ways to stay cyber safe, eliminating malware and other bugs. The key points for maintaining a high level guard for your system is as follow. Implementing and following these rules can help you to achieve maximized security for your system.

Backup Protection:

If you have not cloned your data in multiple secure places, then you need a backup. Data is the most significant unit of a company or person’ work. Data is generated in every phase of operations. Data security is important for cyber security; therefore, you need to have a backup to retrieve your data, no matter what the condition is.

You can create a backup of your data over the cloud, or you can keep a backup in local. Storing data in cloud will be more easy and fruitful on the grounds of use, configure or cost. A cloud service provider will take care of all these services. You just have to upload your data to the cloud. The best part is some service providers keep copies of your data in multiple zones. The benefit of storing it in multiple places is that there are threats also involved in data centres. Hackers always search for a single minor loophole in the system, and if data from one zone is compromised, then it can be recovered from other distributed zone.

Multi-level Protection:

Whenever you use your credential for login or accessing some portal or information, then try to keep two tier or three tier authentication. Because a username and password credentials can be cracked through SQL injections or other malicious scripts. So using a one-time password, authenticator, confirmation mail, or other security practices can help you to keep your credentials secure.

Prefer SSL encryption:

The secured hypertext transfer protocols (HTTPs) provide a secure communication channel for the internet. It uses a secured shell layer for transferring data over the network.  

User’s view: Whenever you try to access any web app, it asks you to submit your data as input like card information or other useful information. You first ensure whether the web page is encrypted with secure layer certificate or not. You can get it in uniform resource locator address section; even you can view if the connection is secure or not.

Strengthening Firewall:

A firewall works as a security guard to our system. It monitors all the incoming and outgoing traffic in your network depending on the configured security rules. Whenever any unauthorized program tries to get into your system, then your firewall will automatically inform you and prevent access to that malicious programs.

So try to keep your firewall strong by improving security in it. You can configure security groups to control inbound and outbound traffic.

Antivirus Protection:

Installing antivirus software in your machine will be a good habit for keeping it secure. Antivirus is a software program which detects, analyse and remove malicious code from your machine. There are so many effective and trusted antivirus programs are available in the online marketplace. You can choose the one which can be suitable according to your machine.

Secured Password:

Hackers can use brute force attack or dictionary attack for cracking your credentials or other useful information. So always keep your password twisted and with the combination of characters, numerals and special characters.

One more important aspect of the password is that avoid saving your password when using your credential to login. It can be compromised from there.

Regular Updates:

Regularly updating all the software on the machine is a good habit for creating security. Companies regularly send updates to the user for installation it in their system in order to improve security and fix bugs from the previous version of that software because enterprises always improve their systems by searching and fixing bug in it.

Follow news, blogs, and tips:

Now, you have done everything to secure your machine and data from hackers. One more awesome step is to keep yourself updated with hacking news, blogs, or videos. You can follow or go through the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc. or other news channel programs. You can update yourself with the cyber events, trends and threats through security related groups, pages or websites.

Conclusion:

With so many cyber threats looming around, staying cyber safe is the prime concern. Cybersecurity is not about investing in expensive technologies, but it is about awareness of potential threats and wayouts to deal with them. Though can not eliminate cyber threats, you can surely prevent being aware of existing cyber trends.

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Guest - hellboy on Saturday, 02 June 2018 10:21

nice article

nice article
Danish Wadhwa on Monday, 04 June 2018 11:47

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