With the rise of web and internet technology comes the birth of scammers, hackers, and thieves. These bandits are trying to steal information so that they can access your money and financial information. If you own a website, it is important to secure it with trusted EU dedicated servers to protect not only your information but your customer’s pertinent data as well.
Truth is we can actually prevent their malicious attempts. We are already doing it everyday, making it tough for thieves to gain access into our cars, and our homes. In the same way, we can make it tougher for them to access our computers and other information too. So whether it be in social media, in online stores, or in any other applications, you should always make sure you are protected.
Protect your sensitive information with these simple tips
- Download and Install security software on your computer. Many known companies provide free options for security. Let the software update automatically. This will deal with any new threats in security. Allow your operating system to update automatically too. In your computer, look for the help function, and then search for automatic updates.
- Avoid buying from pop ups or email messages saying that you have virus in your computer and prompt you to buy a security software from them. Most of the time, this is a trick used by scammers and hackers in order to gain access to your computer.
- Your financial information is a hot commodity, high security is recommended. Your financial information is good as cash and thieves would like to get their hands on it. Do not give out your financial information without knowing why. If you have to give out some information, make sure that the entity you are giving it to is trusted. Confirm their identity and make sure they are legit.
- Purchasing online. When you have found a great deal online, familiarize yourself with the company you are doing business with. Make a quick research on the company, quickly scan through reviews, complaints, and customer recommendations before you even start negotiating or providing any sensitive information.
- Make sure you are providing your financial info on a secure website. Https// – find this in the website you are dealing with. The “s” in the https means that all the info you are sending to them is protected and encrypted.
- Let passwords serve their purpose. Passwords should be strong enough to protect your information. It should have 10 characters and a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid using the obvious such as birthdate.
- Create a backup for your computer files. Copy important files to an external drive regularly. If you haven’t done so in the past, start creating back ups already. Having a backup will ensure you a copy in case something goes terribly wrong with your computer.