1. Use Strong & Different Passwords
Repeating your passwords could put all your accounts at risk of cybercrime in case of a security breach of one account. Additionally, passwords must be complex. A combination of symbols, letters and numbers can be a strong password that is difficult to crack.
2. Never Store Card Details On Websites
Although it may seem convenient to store your credit card details on websites, it increases the risk of a breach. Hackers and intruders can gain access to your data through stored card details.
3. Click With Caution
Prevention is always better than cure. While browsing the Internet, you must always be careful of what you’re clicking on. Viruses and malware attacks can easily find their way into your computers through clicks.
4. Ignore Pop-Ups
More often than not, pop-ups contain viruses and malicious software that are downloaded on your computer on clicking. Site surveys and other pop-ups on E-commerce websites are common ways of enticing customers into clicking on the hidden malcode.
5. Manage Social Media Settings
It is very easy for hackers and intruders to get access to your private information through your social media account and updates. To prevent cybercrime, you must keep all your information private.
6. Install Trusted Antivirus Programs
The right antivirus software will detect malicious activity on your computer and prevent it from spreading. It also removes viruses and other malware that make their way into your computer.
7. Update Your Software Regularly
Ensure that your operating system and computer software are regularly updated. Hackers usually look for gaps in your system to exploit and gain unauthorised access.
8. Use Secure Websites (HTTPS only!)
While browsing the Internet, always check if your website URL begins with HTTPS and not HTTP. The 's' in HTTPS means that a secure connection is established between the server and your browser. It encrypts your information and prevents hackers from accessing it.
9. Develop & Implement Security Policies
It is imperative to have a well planned security system in place so as to detect, prevent and remove any malicious activity on your computer system. You must undertake all possible security measures to prevent unauthorised access and be prepared for unexpected malware attacks.