Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Yourself from Online Threats

In the digital era, one-click shopping quickly replaces credit cards in our nation’s retail infrastructure. While it benefits you by saving you time and money, it also provides you with more options to choose from. What is less obvious is the vulnerability each customer assumes when they go online to browse or purchase anything. So, what safeguards can you put in place to protect yourself from these virtual threats? This article at TechNewsWorld by Jack M. Germain shares five cybersecurity tips to safeguard your information online.

Cybercrime is Everywhere

As technology advances, so do cyberattacks. Threat actors hide behind emails, websites, and social network invitations to exploit naive individuals. Even your Wi-Fi router and QR codes can compromise your online security instantly. The hazards posed by malware and viruses never cease to exist. Computer and mobile device users are frequently unaware of the risk zones. Therefore, knowing some cybersecurity tips on what to avoid and how to defend yourself will help you stay safe online.

Five Cybersecurity Tips

Threat actors can alter a QR code to link to anything, so pause before you scan a QR code. You should ensure the code is shown on a reputable website or printed paper. You can obtain trustworthy QR reader applications that will run a security check on the final location of the QR code.Do not click on the unsubscribe link of any email since it may be a scam too, and may confirm your location to the scammer. Instead, mark it as spam.Protect your Facebook account by activating the two-factor authentication to bolster your account security. Opting for a code generator feature and login alerts will help you safeguard your online data.Activate WAP2 or WAP3 encryption on your Wi-Fi router. Rename your SSID (Service Set Identifier) so your details are not easily identified. Reset your SSID password since most SSIDs have a universal password (such as 0000 and 1234). Update your Wi-Fi password and firmware regularly.Do not fall for the tech support scam that asks you to click on a website, share your credit card details, or request a remote connection. If you need tech support, browse a credible website, and reach out for customer support.

To read the original article, click on https://www.technewsworld.com/story/5-cyber-safety-tips-to-survive-the-internet-hackers-and-scammers-176979.html

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