The internet can be said to be the modern platform for the age of enlightenment because it has led many people to know and realize some of the things that were not clear some time back. It has affected all sectors by bringing modifications and has also helped other sectors come to existence like Information Technology.
For security reasons, ways have been established to get into other people’s computers and systems without consent. Hacking is used by police to fight crime by getting criminal information and countering their moves or as evidence.
The internet has not all been rosy. It has been noted that not all those who use hacking are up to good because other want to destroy other people.
Vigilance is therefore very important in the digital world that is full of hackers. The following are some of the ways that individuals can avoid or defend themselves against hackers. They can seem normal but a slight mistake can make one lose very important things.
The best thing one can do to their personal computers or other device is to ensure that the security is tight in whatever measure. There are a number of anti-virus and antimalware programs in the market while some come for free and this should be installed and frequently updated.
Any personal information on devices like laptops, phones, hard drives among others should be moved to the trash and completely deleted before giving out one’s device at any time.
It is important to follow password weaknesses meaning that one should only use strong passwords and can be seen by strength color in most websites.
Many hackers get personal information by logging into devices of people sharing the same network for internet as them s this should be avoided. Also one should avoid using public devices like flash disks and hard drives because they can have malwares that will take your information from your computer or device. It is advised that public computers should be avoided at any cost if one wants to avoid hackers.
Banks and other financial institutions that hackers target should also be on the lookout. Banks for example should sign confidential oaths with the managers who are given bank details especially on the digital platforms. Strict laws should also be employed by banks to punish insiders who share crucial information.
If the government introduces sanctions and punishment to hackers, a lot of people will fear using it for the wrong reasons.
It is very important to have all the knowledge that someone mat need in order to prevent or offer solution of a hack attack. For example, knowing if a computer is hacked and how to prevent further information from being accessed.