We live in a world where anything is possible, and if someone wants something from you, they will find a way to get it. In the recent years, online security has become a big issue and not only businesses, but regular people experienced some sort of a hacker’s threat. In many cases, people are to blame because they didn’t take necessary steps to protect their data and made the job easier for hackers. Detecting an early attack is a critical thing and the first hour is the most important one. It is the hour where every minute counts. Unfortunately, amateurs don’t have the experience to deal with skilled hackers, but there are still some things you can do to protect your data.
No matter what device you are using, you should lock down your computer, smartphone, and accounts. If you are storing your data online, then this is even the bigger reasons to have all sorts of passwords. On the other hand, if you are running a business, your employees are required to use passwords on a daily basis. In many places, people are still complaining about using them, but sometimes they can save your entire business. The crucial thing is to have a good team of IT experts which will monitor day to day task and establish good protection system.
Stop using your pet names, your birth date, or even your name as the password. In this case, even the experts can make a mistake. A few years ago, we had an example where Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook used 123456 as a password for his Facebook account and when it was discovered the whole world didn’t believe how obvious his protection was. But, 30% of people still use this type of protection. So, if you want to protect your accounts, use something that is a bit difficult to breach, for example, a song lyric of your favorite artist. It’s catchy, but still long to breach. Also, have in mind that it is recommended to change your password at least every three months.