Individuals and business face account hacking on a daily basis. This can cause a great deal of inconvenience and risk of losing important data. I will share my top 3 tips to protect your accounts but first, I will go over the ways a scammer can access your account.
Phising has been known to be the most common way that hackers and scammers retrieve information. The hackers often pose as trusted sources, such as family, friends, and well-known companies. You’ll receive an email or text message that looks genuine, but it contains a malicious attachment or link
Hackers also use pharming, when a fake website I created to look legitimate, such as PayPal, banking institutions or any platform that collects payment information to obtain passwords, usernames, and financial information.
Another way hackers retrieve information is by using malware. Malware is software that is created to exploit software or hardware with malicious intent. Malware is the reason why data breaches occur so often. This leads to identity theft and fraud on a larger scale.
Use a password manager, this helps create strong and unique passwords and stores your account and password information. It makes logging into your counts easy.
When you are notified of a data breach make sure you change your password immediately. Use STRONG passwords that have never been used prior.
Mixed it up! Don’t use the same account information for every platform. Make every password unique, long and a mix of characters. This is where a password manager comes in handy.