Tips to Save You from Cybercrime
Here is a list of do’s and don’ts that will protect your online accounts especially internet banking from hackers.
Use good quality anti-virus software to shield your system from malware, spyware or hackers.
Thumb rule: Hackers infect your systems with malwares by luring you to click on a particular link that looks genuine or attractive (like your internet banking in India) or open an attachment. So, if you are unsure, never click!
Have different passwords for different site specially the important ones such as your main email account through which your iBanking is connected or other important sites is connected. So, that the hacker doesn’t get an easy access to all your accounts through your main email id and so on.
Don’t accept a friend request and LinkedIn request from strangers, you don’t know you might be giving access to your personal life to a hacker.
Do shopping from secured sites that changes its internet address from “http” to “https” to indicate secure connection. Always ensure that the locked padlock or unbroken key symbol is showing in your browser.
Ignore pop-ups as they usually contain malicious software that can trick a user into verifying something and when you do so, a malware will automatically be downloaded. This is known as a drive-by download.
Even though two-step verification may seem cumbersome, but it is there for a purpose to safeguard you. Use it at all available places such as: Facebook, Dropbox, Gmail and even your internet banking.
Don’t reveal too many information about yourself on social media like contact number, address, and email ids as there is a risk of identity theft and also make sure you never store any crucial credit card details online.