6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers

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How do you protect your personal information from hackers who can render even the most mainstream anti-virus programs ineffective? You can start with these six ways:

  1. Password Security

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If a site prompts you that your password isn’t strong enough, believe it. Your password should consist of a combination of characters, numbers, and both lower and upper case letters. Never use your birthday or pet’s name!

  1. Browser Security

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An HTTPS in the URL means you’re using a secure connection. And always log out of social media and other platforms!

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  1. Network Security

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Beware of persistent malware that often disguises as a free downloadable software. Make sure your AutoRun is disabled and your network security settings aren’t on default.

  1. Home Wi-Fi

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Use the strongest encryption protocol for your home’s network which is the WPA-2. Change the SSID and password at once.

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  1. Public Wi-Fi

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Get a VPN service to protect yourself from security breach. Disable sharing of your connection.

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