Manage Social Media
In the present era, almost everyone uses social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Pinterest, etc and there we provided our all information like name, CNIC, birthday date, phone number, etc.
And then it became very easy for a hacker to steal our information and use it for unfair means and make you involve in cybercrime. Don’t give your real name or private information on these platforms and if it is necessary then make sure your private information.
We people thought that what can they do with our information? as we don’t have any bank balance or money etc.
They can use your name and information for illegal works on the dark web and for hacking a big organization’s server by making them slow in bombarding a lot of data that was sent from your name and email address. Hence as a result Police caught you for this illegal act.
Data Management and Backups
It is very important to keep your data backups. You have to keep your photos and important files backed up.
Your backup files are always in two to three different places like you can back up your files in the removable disk( USB or flash drive).
You can also use cloud storage like google drive, Mega, Dropbox, etc to back up your files. Because of this after an attack, you can at least got your data back.
Use Secure Websites
This is another very important factor that saves you from cybercrime. For example, you visited many websites a day. But you can’t notice that the site you are visiting is secure or not. The sites which have a lock on the left side of their URL mean that these are secure and use HTTPS protocol. All other sites are unsecured and can get your sensitive data like name, your password of ATM, etc.
Don’t stop windows update as they can send you the update which is necessary for your system. And always turn on firewall and window defenders as these can block any suspicious website that can harm your computer. And give you a notification when any cyberactivity happens. Don’t use any free antivirus because after some time it will corrupt your system.
Administrator Accounts and User Account Control
You can always have two accounts on your system one is an administrator account and the second one is a user account.
An administrator account, it has all the rights and privileges you can keep changes in your system like installing software, make changes in major configuration, perform network-related tasks, etc.
If your friend or colleague asks you for the usage of your PC for some time you must give your laptop with a user account. So, they have limited access and they cannot interrupt the sensitive data of your PC.
After right-clicking on This PC click on =>
managelocal users and groupsusers
Then right-click and select new user.
Bit-locker is a built-in function of window 10. Those people who use Windows 10 must enable a bit-locker on their sensitive data drive.
Bit-locker can encrypt your data which cannot be readable. You have to store his key on a different drive. And don’t ever use BitLocker on your C drive or where the window is stored.
Port blockage is very useful when you are working in an organization with your competitors. It is a fair chance that they can copy your important data using a USB or any other flash drive. So USB blockage is very useful.
For USB blockage use this path.
REGEDIT – HKEY LOCAL MACHINE – SYSTEM – CurrentControlSet – Services – USBSTOR
And change the value of start to 4.
Wherever you are using a password on the internet or anywhere else make it complex by using an alphabetical letter, characters, and numbers and don’t repeat your same password on different sites, and keep changing your password after a month or two.
You can use at least 10 letters in your password. And don’t share your password with anyone else like a friend, colleagues, etc.
A strong password which fulfills all the requirement like uppercase, lowercase letter, numeric and special character(@, #) will hard to crack. Always choose a password that is not usually used like don’t use your name or number in your password.