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Cyber Security – 4 Things to Do to Improve Computer Cyber Security and Prevent Cyber Crime Attacks

November 20, 2017 No Comments

Featured article by Andre Smith, Internet Marketing and E-Commerce specialist

cybersecurity panel 623x432 300x208 Cyber Security – 4 Things to Do to Improve Computer Cyber Security and Prevent Cyber Crime Attacks

In this article, you will learn to avoid all the silly mistakes most computer owners make and expose their computers and personal information open to cyber attacks. You’ll also discover why it is essential to change your passwords frequently and have up-to-date firewall and antivirus program.

1. Emails- The best and most simple rule to protect your computer from email cyber attacks is: if you don’t know the sender is not from Intelligence Cyber Security company, be very careful and never open any file attached to it. Sometimes even your friends may send you phishing emails against unwittingly because their computer has been attacked and the email is forwarded to you without their approval.

Very simple but effective protection is “When in Doubt- Delete.” Your friend will understand.

Common signs include phishing hyperlinks and messages that urge you to open the attached file.

2. Passwords- Passwords are just like a door key, and they are used to protect our virtual belongings stored on our computer. They should be very difficult to duplicate or steal by cybercriminals, just like door key that we always store in a secure location.

Very important and effective rule to keep our passwords safe is: Never share your password with anyone, use different passwords for different for different places and constantly change your passwords.

Here are some proven effective rules to make passwords:

1. Passwords should not make much logical sense and have a minimum of 8 characters- this will make it hard to guess.
2. Use types of characters allowed- lower case, upper case, numbers, symbols, special, etc.
3. Change your passwords frequently, the more frequent, the better.
4. Under no circumstance give out your password to anybody.

In addition to the above cyber attack prevention tasks, for full computer protection, it is very important to have good Firewall and maintain up-to-date antivirus program.

3. Firewalls- They protects your computer from the outside cyber world by filtering potentially dangerous data to enter your computer. They stop unauthorized data; usually form internet or emails, while data from trusted sources are allowed in.

4. Up-To-Date Antivirus Software – A good antivirus software is “must have” for all computers. Antivirus software is like an immunization to humans; it prevents malicious software from entering and potentially damaging your computer.

These programs have been created and designed to protect your computer against known viruses. Therefore, it is critical for Cytelligence Cyber Security company and individuals to keep their antivirus program up-to-date to protect your computer from newly created cyber attacks.

 

 

 

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