Top 12 tips you should follow to stay safe from online hackers

Top 12 tips you should follow to stay safe from online hackers




Don't ever say, "It won't happen to me." Remember we are all at risk and the stakes are high - both for your personal and financial well-being and for the university's standing and reputation. If you need to leave your laptop, phone, or tablet for any length of time - lock it up so no one else can use it. 

If you keep protected data on a flash drive or external hard drive, make sure they're encrypted and locked up as well. For desktop computers, lock your screen or shut down the system when not in use.

Here are the Top 12 tips you should follow to stay safe from online hackers:


1. Be sure to check your credit card and bank statements carefully after payment to ensure that the correct amount has been debited, and also that no fraud has taken place as a result of the transaction.

2. Any communication from banks will use your actual name and verify your account details by using security questions.

3. Keep your password, your credit or debit card number PRIVATE. Never ever share them with anyone or write them down anywhere. Remember that if someone sees your credit card, they may memorize and misuse it to make purchases without your knowledge.

12 tips you should follow to stay safe from online hackers


4. Always use strong passwords and PINs, and use different passwords and PINs for each account or website.

5. Don’t search google for bank customer care or any other important number. Visit the official website of the bank to get the customer care numbers.

6. Don’t ignore Android security updates, always install them on your smartphone.

7. Don’t click bank or payment links sent via email or SMS unless you are very sure

8. Don’t forget to change your online banking password regularly (atleast once every 2 weeks)

9. Do not share banking-related information with anyone on the phone.


12 tips you should follow to stay safe from online hackers



10. Look at website security: Check for an HTTPS secured gree padlock ahead of the web address, i.e. https://www.worldline.com, or a lock icon, certifying that the website is SSL secured. Security certifications are also mentioned at the bottom of the home page.

11.  Don’t reuse passwords or password formulas. Don't use password formulas that are easy to guess or hack, Eg: “website+birthdate,” as in google0525, adobe0525, or facebook0525. You can see how that will be easy to crack.

12.  Don't click on Links or Attachments received through Emails without verifying the source.




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