Internet or Interconnected Network is now a part and parcel of our lives. Our lives are now dependent on this technology as it has become a major part of our daily lives.
Internet or Interconnected Network is now a part and parcel of our lives. Our lives are now dependent on this technology as it has become a major part of our daily lives. While we used to count air, food and water as essentials to live, INTERNET is also a part of this list now.
But with the internet comes a lot of threats. There are a lot of people who want to hack and control our systems. They aim at not only harming the system but corrupting it and accessing the information.
To get over this, we need to take care and learn some security mechanisms to prevent our system from these malicious threats.
Firewall & Anti-Virus : Firewall is a software that is used to restrict on the kind of data packets that can be allowed to leave or enter a network. It works as a barrier on the outside trusted and untrusted networks like Internet. You should also install and configure anti-virus properly and scan your system no less than twice a week.
Update your Software & Applications: Continuously update your windows etc software to stay updated and download effective security updates. Ensure that the apps installed are also kept up-to-date.
E-mails : E-mails often contain content that is not secure. Generally, the mail clients store these in threats/spam folder. It is advised not to open emails which are suspicious.
Advertisements : While browsing the internet it is advised not to click on advertisements that often state that your system is at risk or any such statements. Clicking on these often redirects you to malicious sites.
Encryption : It is a very powerful technique. Keep important information and folders encrypted with the help of an encrypted software or tool.
Passwords : The most common passwords are 123456, 12345 and password. It is essential to set your passwords such that they cannot be easily predicted. Keep the password of your router confidential to prevent any outsider from entering your router.