Considering the growing dependency of contemporary people on technology, it has become essential to have adequate safety arrangements. It won’t be wrong to claim that people share more of their personal and other crucial detail with the web, than they do with their close people. Hence, it has become essential to keep these devices safe from the threats of getting hacked. However, it’ a fact at the same time that most of the occasions, where people become victims of hacking, are due to some of their silly habits. Given below are few of such habits.
Staying Logged In For Ever:
It’s a bad habit of many to stay logged. Such habits start while using their own device, which continue even when they use the public computers at offices or anywhere else. In fact, some people have it in mind that the accounts will get closed it once the system gets turned off. Such mindset is never really safe. Hackers look for the occasions when people commit such mistakes. Especially, it’s a blunder to commit such mistakes while using a public computer. One can easily get access in to your account through cookies, if the account is not signed off.
Hanging On With Same Password Since Years:
Some people feel it a matter of pride to retain the same password for years. It is password; not the relationship to feel proud of keeping up with it for years. One should change the password in regular intervals to keep things safe from the hackers. Moreover, the password should be fairly long, and must have the combination of numbers, special symbols, with letters. However, one should not include the numbers of birth date, year of passing, roll number, etc that can be easily guessed.
Getting Greedy About Hot Spot Access:
It’s a fact that the number of hacking cases is much higher among the public Wi-Fi users, in comparison with other modes of internet access. Free hot spot facilities offered by contemporary service providers encourage the hackers more. It’s comparatively easy for the hackers to spy over the public Wi-Fi networks and catch data that is passed on across the links. To be specific, one should avoid putting details like mail account password, bank passwords, etc that contain important personal information.
Opening Links and Attachments of Spam Mails:
Getting spam mails is quite obvious if you are having a mail account. Some people just delete these immediately as they find. However, there are some others who have a habit of opening these mails, and moreover opening the links given by them. Not just the links, even the attachments of these mails should also not be opened; forget about downloads. These links or attachments often contain the bugs or viruses, which collect the crucial detail as you open it. It’s a well known hacking trick; still, some people are not aware.
Not Updating the Browser:
The browsers keep on requesting its users to update, but some people don’t just care about it for some reasons known only to them. It might be because they don’t want the features added through the upgrade. Well, updating the browser is not just about enjoying some additional features only. Updated browsers do come with enhanced security features as well.