Why Is Your Digital Security Important

 

We are in the era of Digital World. Our work life, personal life everything is dependent on the world of internet, mobile computing and all digital media. Due to advancement in this Digital world, it makes us more vulnerable to malicious attacks, invasion of privacy, fraud and other unpleasant thefts. All this makes cyber security a vital part of our digital world. 

Cyber Security ensures our safety from Hackers, cyber criminals and fraud agents. Most important thing to understand is, if you are connected to network this means you are at the risk of cyber attack.

How Important Is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is important because smart phones, computers and the internet are such a fundamental part of our modern life now and it's difficult to imagine how we'd function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it's more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data and devices. 

Most common types of cyber attacks are malwares, phising, denial of service attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, SQL injections, and zero-day exploits. Now the question arises that what kind of theft do you as an individual face from all this attacks. Hackers steal your personal information and sell it for profit; this leads to identity theft. This may put your and your family’s personal safety at high risk of exploitation. Hackers may blackmail you using your private data.

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Following steps which will help you to stay safe from digital crime and will make you alert from digital theft.

1. Anti Virus

An antivirus program combined with an internet security program which helps you in various fields like

  • Avoiding malicious downloads done by mistake.
  • Avoiding malicious installs done by mistake.
  • Protection from phishing.

2. Use Strong Passwords and update your password frequently

3. Avoid Identity Theft

 Avoid following things

  •  Never share your Aadhar/PAN number (in India) with anyone whom you do not know/trust.
  •  Please never share an Aadhar OTP received on your phone with someone over a call.
  •  Do not post sensitive data on social networking sites.
  •  Make sure that you do not receive unnecessary OTP SMS about Aadhar.
  •  Do not make all the personal information on your social media accounts public.
  • Do not fill personal data on the website that claim to offer benefits in return.
Written by - Aayushi Giri
Edited by - Keerthana Lakshmi

 

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