Hacking or hacking arguably be one of the things that dreaded Internet users (Netter). Why is that, because if the e-mail account or their social networking site hacked, personal data can be switched into the hands of irresponsible.
If explored further, hacking is not only happening because of the expertise of the hacker or hackers. Because in fact, negligence netter also be a loophole that led to them becoming victims of hacking.
Here are 5 things to avoid falling victim to hacking.
1. Using the same password for multiple accounts
You should avoid the use of passwords or the same keywords to multiple accounts. Although the use of the same password seemed to be a good idea so you do not bother to remember many passwords, in the perspective of a hacker, it is very much in his favor.
Obviously, if one account successfully hacked, the same password on other accounts will be easily accessed by the hacker. Therefore, choose a strong and unique passwords for each account to prevent it from happening.
2. Using a wireless network encryption weak
If you have a wireless network in your home and do not encrypt it, or using weak encryption, basically you allow anyone to have access to your internet connection. In addition, you also have ‘helped’ by hackers to pave the way for them to spy on your network traffic or do other bad things in your internet connection.
However, if for example you have enabled encryption, encryption may be that you are using is outdated WEP encryption-based and very easily hacked. WEP encryption is known easily hacked by most hackers and not too play a role in providing protection from hackers. Therefore, consider using WPA-based encryption 2 with SSID name and wireless network key words that can be tuned.
3. In response to the message pop-ups or e-mails are not known
Clicking a link in the e-mail that is not known and message pop-up is a very quick way to make your computer is infected with malware. Therefore, should you need to put a high suspicion of the e-mail you do not recognize.
Even the pop-up messages that seem harmless may be an attempt to lure you click. Therefore, you need to activate the pop-up blocking feature in the browser (browser) you and also consider using a plug-in such as NoScript to protect themselves from malicious pop-ups.
4. Using the OS and applications are not given patch
Install security patches in a timely manner is critical. Hackers and other cyber criminals to rely on the fact that many potential victims they tend to have a system that is not given patch, so the higher vulnerability. Hackers will exploit the vulnerability to gain access to the victim computer. Actually, this kind of attack is often preventable, if users patching the system with the latest security patches.
Enable the feature ‘auto-update’ on your operating system, so your computer can automatically install security patches as soon as the patch is available from the vendor of your operating system. Then, specify a recurring calendar reminder to check for security updates your program or other application. Beware, especially in managing applications and browser plug-ins that have a lot of interaction with the Internet, such as Adobe Flash, Acrobat, Java, and so on.
5. Turn off Security Features
Sometimes users turn off all firewalls on their computers due to difficulties with certain applications that are connected to the internet. Therefore, the firewall should be disabled once enough so that a program or application that is able to function. Furthermore, users may forget to re-enable the firewall when they have finished using the application, or they may decide that they think the problems are caused by the firewall is not comparable with the existing protection.
On antivirus protection, sometimes the other features that are often turned off on the computer. Some people turn it off in the hope that it turns off antivirus will improve computer performance to run games or other applications that consume a lot of resources. In fact, these security features to protect computers and data from harm. Antivirus is very important to the overall security, so remove or disable tantamount to getting rid of the front door of your home just because you do not like your door creaking noises.
If the security feature or application is causing the problem, try to find the root of the problem, not just deactivate your protection. If your virus scanner slow down your system, consider scanning system is scheduled in the middle of the night, when you are not using your computer.