If you do not wish to be a victim of a data breach, then it is high time to protect yourself from under-protected system security. Saying this what we mean to say is that hackers would be always finding better and more sophisticated ways to gate crash your system. To stay ahead of them, there are some basic network security tips that you need to follow without fail. Here is an account of those five basic tips on network security whenever you are using an internet service.
- Regular Update
The internet of things is open to all. Both the good and evil forces are working hard day and night to take the next big leap towards a more advanced way of creating their path. To keep your data and privacy under proper protection, you have to let the latest update do their job of preventing the hackers sneaking in. thus, do not delay or ignore a system update, whenever it is time for one.
If your system is not set towards receiving automatic updates, then you should be taking that task on yourself whenever they become available. Make sure to choose to receive timely notification so that you don’t miss an update ever. Remember updates today are time bound, if you are late, you might have already opened the backdoor for your enemies to attack you.
Operating system upgrades are initiated by the system manufacturers, but software upgrade depends a lot on your initiative to get upgraded. Many a times, an outdated software might not be able to work in tune with the latest system upgrades. And that is when the system upgrades would fail to protect your data in the way it was supposed to. The summary is, you need to upgrade and update the software you need to protect your privacy and important data.
- Understanding the Strength of Password Protection
Hackers work on the information they have already gathered to guess your password and break into your network firewall. To keep them away, you need to create passwords that doesn’t have a word with meaning, a significant date like your dear one’s birthday, and so on. Whenever there is a scope of having alphanumeric password, make sure you create a unique one with nonsense syllables, adding good number of symbols and digits without any link to your personal information. Do not try to make it easily memorable, as that is how you invite trouble.
- Backup Your data
Your data carries information that is most important firstly to you and then for the hackers. Save it in a proper backup storage, preferably cloud storage to have another level of protection as well as accessibility. If there is any indication of your system being hacked, you might have to format the entire system or have no other option but to restore your system to a time that goes back quite many days, you need to have your data at hand, and save your work front.
- Beware of Carefree Download
Sometimes even with the latest antivirus, anti-malware or anti-spyware/ software, your system might not be able to prevent risks that comes from clicking malicious links or rogue URL, visiting phishing site or downloading harmful files. So, stay away from such practices, and make sure nobody does the same with whoever you share your system.