With each day that passes there are new and more sophisticated threats that prevent us from fully experiencing our Web browsing: phishing, identity theft, Tabnabbing and many others are waiting for us to take a false step. This article looks at some tips to keep us safe and prevent becoming an easy prey for hackers.
While Windows 7 is very safe and when their safety is strengthened by well-designed software to protect the chances of being infected is negligible, the fact is that many of the viruses circulating on the Internet appeal to user input through sophisticated deception, which surely will result in a malware infection.
From here we can see some simple but very effective, and if we pay enough attention, we remain absolutely safe.
1 – Use antivirus known, reputable
First, we must always use security software, antivirus and firewalls are well entrenched in the market. Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast Antivirus and Comodo Antivirus, all highly respected software and excellent reputation.
We must also ensure that our operating system, security software and Web browser are always with the latest updates offered by manufacturers .
2 – Do not spread our email address
It is obvious in these times, but it is always important to remember that we should not give our email address to places or people which have no safe references. These sites may make us victims of spam or sell our ID in a list e-mail to companies that then sell this information.
3 – Use strong passwords
In the case of passwords, or passwords, always remember that in any point of view we must use our name or any word or date that we identified, such as our favorite sports team or your birth date.
Currently there is a technique carried out by hackers call “social engineering” which is basically stalking a user of Facebook or other social network to find important details about their lives and try to guess the password using this technique.
A strong password is one that uses a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters with numbers. also a good measure is to not use the same password for all services.
4 – Do not confirm anything you have asked
Really important thing to remember is never click yes on any window that we have not requested. This could allow viruses enter into our PC. In case of any doubt or something looks suspicious to us, we must always cancel or stop the operation.
5 – Beware of Social Networks
As a special case of social networks justifies taking a good time to set up variables offered by the sites that provide this service as Facebook.
This is because at present we share much of our lives in these places, and that this information can be accessed by all is a big risk. We must always be careful with whom we became friends through these networks as they may have criminal intentions .
6 – Be careful with the material you download from Internet
One of the entry points used by viruses to infect our computer is no doubt that we perform downloads of movies, videos or music through torrents, P2P programs like eMule or Ares or direct downloads from sites like Megaupload or Rapidshare because they are a source of trojans and other malicious programs that may damage our equipment.
If we take these tips and put them into practice, and add a little common sense to navigate, you can calm surf the Internet and enjoy its benefits without compromising the security of our data and our computer.