Protect Yourself From Hackers
We will show you the best ways to prevent yourself from getting targeted by hackers
Hackers use many methods in order to get information that should normally be protected such as: Passwords, Banking Info, Private Data & More.
- Install an antivirus software
Norton Internet Security (Free for xfinity & Life lock customers)
- Enable Your Firewall
Most operating systems come with preset firewalls make sure they are enabled on your system
Windows: Open Control Panel > System Security > Windows Defender Firewall ,Win 10 Control Panel > Update/Security > Windows Security
- Use Complicated Passwords
Using Weak Passwords will make it easier for attackers to crack your passwords we recommend using a password manager, passwords should be: Min:8-Charectors, Upper & Lower Case letters, Numbers & Symbols, NEVER USE: Names, Birthdays, Dictionary Words, or any personal related info
- Update Your System
Make sure to check for updates constantly to make sure your system has the latest updates security patches and more.
Update Browsers, OS, Software, Drivers etc. Stay up to date.
- Enable Two-Factor Authentication
For all apps that require a login enable 2 step authentication this will require the person logging into your account to obtain a code sent to you via SMS, Call, or Email. It can be tedious but it will ensure the maximum security on your accounts.
- Spam Emails
If you receive and email that you are not expecting and it contains offers to special deals or free money/items with a link DO NOT click it unless you are 100% sure its legit many hackers use these Phishing links to get information such as names emails credit card / banking info and login info
- Shutdown Your Computer
You should be shutting down your computer anytime it is not in use, this not only prevents hackers from obtaining access to your left on device but also helps your device rest like you do every night, although computers can be left on it is not recommended as it will cause it to slow down and not work properly.
- Public WIFI
You never know who may be using that public wifi and looking to steal your information as soon as you connect hackers can trace and view sites or personal information you enter while connected to a public wifi, use a secured private network so the chances of your information being hacked are a lot less likely, use a private hotspot(most internet/Phone providers offer this service)
- Browse Anonymously
you can use a browser such as tor-browser to stay even more secure while browsing online.
you can obtain or build your own VPN network server