How to protect your internet account from hacking


2016-06-12 00:00:00:

Our Bitcoin exchanger is especially concerned with the security of storage and transfer of electronic money, which is why we publish such materials for you, dear visitors.

Everyone knows that the Internet is gradually evolving and penetrating all corners of our daily life. Now you will not surprise anyone with an electronic wallet, ordering goods through the World Wide Web and the like. Of course, online is more convenient, you can check account balances at any time without tiresome queues. Managing operations without leaving home is a very tempting prospect for many. At the same time, many are mistaken about the fact that their money is safe on the Internet, the safest place for money is your pocket, but if you are extremely careful, then web services will become reliable repositories of finances for you. How to protect yourself from Internet account hacking? Just! You need to take into account four rules for managing your funds on the Internet, they are listed below.

Four rules to keep your internet account safe

  1. One of the main rules - do not use your date of birth, name, surname, the word "password" as a password, and do not use combinations of the above. Even the most novice cracker will immediately try all possible combinations, which will be the most obvious. It is generally not recommended to use such passwords anywhere (safes at the train station, pages on social networks, and so on). If you really want to ensure the security of your Internet account, then come up with a code that would be as illogical as possible, a huge plus would be the chaotic scattering of various punctuation marks and other symbols in combination with letters, numbers and capital letters.
  2. Do not visit your web account through public computers (cafes, libraries, computer parlors). Of course, sometimes there is simply no choice, and you urgently need to transfer money or make a withdrawal to a bank card, but doing this through computers in public use is extremely risky and reckless. In addition, the manager (administrator) has the ability to use third-party software on computers or on the host computer in the local network, which will help him learn the code from your wallet. And even without an administrator, various "Trojan horses" can be present on the gadget, since many different people use its services, someone does it for the sake of profit, and someone just to annoy users. In any of these cases, hacking your Internet account is possible, so be careful.
  3. You should not give up additional protective steps when entering an Internet wallet. Large and reliable financial services will always offer you to secure yourself additionally, or will not be allowed to complete the registration without this item, and this is very wise. Often, these security systems boil down to several variations: the first is the confirmation of entry using a mobile phone. It is a very good idea in this case - even if attackers got hold of your password, they will still not be able to get into the treasured money without an additional password, which can be obtained from your phone. This increases the security of your internet account. The second is an additional question. It is in the spirit of "tell the name of the pet." As with the password, here it is advisable to write a complete nonsense with different characters for greater confidence. Now technology has stepped forward, and if you have the opportunity to buy a high-quality smartphone, then it will have a fingerprint scanner or a program that recognizes your face and protects data from intruders.
  4. Fraudsters are very cunning and have found a way to overcome one of the protective steps to the coveted money. As a rule, they hack or create identical pages of friends on social networks and write to the victim in order to find out the code that came to her on the phone. Do not tell about your passwords, even about such as login verification, otherwise you risk becoming a victim of scammers hacking into Internet accounts. In addition, the robbers turn the same scheme, but at the same time ask to follow the link. It would seem like a common routine, but this is a particularly cunning trick, so you need to be on the lookout. Especially popular are links to sites that outwardly are almost indistinguishable from the original, under the guise of acquaintances, they ask you to log in for any purpose, after which the password is in their "paws". And remember, Internet banks and payment systems will never ask you to follow different links. In any case, you can always check the site for authenticity using the "secure connection" feature provided in all browsers. If it is, then nothing threatens you.

Practical Tips to Protect Your Internet Account Security

By following simple safety rules, you can significantly increase the effectiveness of mechanisms to protect your own online savings. It is necessary:

  • Give preference to licensed programs from well-known manufacturers.
  • The quality of the antivirus should be up to par. Free trial versions, as a rule, are significantly inferior in power to paid software and cannot guarantee complete protection of the PC and, accordingly, the users account.
  • Do not disable the protection of the firewall, which automatically alerts you to threats and blocks malware. This greatly enhances the security and safety of your Internet account.

And finally, do not save data in browsers, it is better to remember or write them down on alternative sources of information storage.