Preventing hacker attacks
Your PC, tablet computer and phone are constantly under the gun of hackers, so it is necessary to build several lines of defense around these devices.
First, download a reliable antivirus program or mobile application that can detect and neutralize malware, as well as block traffic to phishing websites. Of course, regardless of whether you use Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone or run an entire corporate network, we recommend using the multi-level protection provided by the Malwarebytes for Windows, Malwarebytes for Android, Malwarebytes for Mac, Malwarebytes for iOS applications, as well as Malwarebytes for business products.
“Remember that no bank or online payment system will send you an email asking you to provide your credentials, social security number or credit card.”
Secondly, download mobile apps only from trusted sources that check all programs for hidden malware. These sources include Google Play and Amazon Appstore. Also note that Apple’s policy allows iPhone users to download apps only from the App Store. However, check its ratings and attached reviews every time before downloading a new app. If the ratings are low, and the number of downloads is small, then it is better not to install such an application.
Remember that no bank or online payment system will send you an email asking you to provide your credentials, social security number or credit card.
Always download updates of the phone and computer operating system. Also update other installed programs.
Try not to visit questionable websites, never download unverified attachments and do not follow links in emails received from unknown senders.
All the recommendations listed above represent the basic rules of Internet hygiene, so it is recommended to always follow them. At the same time, do not forget that the bad guys are constantly inventing new means to get into the system of your device. If a hacker finds out at least one of your passwords used on various resources, he will find a way to take over other accounts. Therefore, choose long, complex passwords and do not use the same password on different websites – a password manager can be an effective solution. Don’t give hackers a single chance, because even one successful hacker attack on your email can cause serious problems.