Nowadays, we hear a lot about security flaws, hackers and viruses. Here are some interesting facts about these digital dangers.
Having a strong password can prevent maximum attacks
Strong passwords and two-factor authentication are the best ways to prevent attacks from viruses and hackers. So, you can install a password manager so that they can create unique passwords for every service they use. You can also activate second-factor authentication option on social networking accounts or emails.
A new device is not necessarily safe
A new device may also be infected with malware and have security vulnerabilities. Many machines come pre-installed with backdoors. Government actually request these so that intelligence agencies and law enforcement can track adversaries. These backdoors are also vulnerable to attacks.
The best software is also vulnerable to attacks
There will be bugs in software always. Some of the subset of those bugs will have impact on security. With enough resources, an attacker can always get into the machine. For an attacker, it’s a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’.
Every website and app should use HTTPS
It is a misconception that many apps and websites don’t need HTTPS. Some companies like newspapers or advertising networks think that as their business doesn’t have anything to do with credit card transactions, they don’t need HTTP. But it’s all wrong. All sites need to be HTTPS, as without it hackers, government surveillance programs or eavesdroppers can easily tell exactly what you are reading on your or what type of app you are processing.
The cloud is not safe
People are using clouds to keep their files, emails and photos. But cloud creates security problems. As there is so much data, if there is an attack it will be very hard to find it.
We should get rid of all our misconceptions regarding computer security and take every step to ensure that our data are safe in our computer and other devices.