Hacker attacks in cyberspace can take many forms, from stealing personal data to completely controlling your device.
Unfortunately, some people don’t realize if their device is hacked or not, that’s because hacker attacks are usually difficult to detect.
An understanding of what cybercrime is and how hacker attacks can occur is the basic knowledge needed to protect your own personal data.
Tips to Avoid Hacker Attacks
We can actually avoid hacker attacks and cyber crime. However, unfortunately there are still many people out there who lack awareness about this.
Either they don’t know how to avoid it or maybe they don’t care about the dangers of hacker attacks.
Therefore, in this article ApkVenue will give you some tips to avoid hacker attacks, so that your personal data remains safe, gang !.
Don’t Share Your Personal Data Carelessly
The first tip that you must do to avoid hacker attacks is to keep your personal data safe when using the internet.
Never enter any personal data unless you have confirmed that the website is safe.
The easiest way to find out whether a website is safe or not, is to look at the letter “s” in the URL of the web you are visiting.
A secure website has an initial URL of https: //, while if it has an http: // URL it means the website is not secure.
Use a VPN
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a connection service that allows you to visit a website safely and privately.
VPN works by changing the connection path through the server and hiding the data exchange that occurs.
That way, hackers will find it difficult to ‘sniff’ your data information or know what you are doing on the internet.
Currently there are tons of VPN applications available on the internet, Google Play Store, and AppStore for free.
Turn off the WiFi or Bluetooth network when not in use
Without you knowing it, hacker attacks can also occur via WiFi or Bluetooth networks that are constantly turned on.
So make sure your WiFi or Bluetooth network is disabled when it’s not in use.
Because it can prevent your device from automatically connecting to unsecured networks without your knowing it.
Use False Security Question Answers
You must have been asked to make a security question when you created a certain account, right?
Most people will make up the correct answer to the Security Question so that it is easy to remember.
It turns out, giving the correct answer to answer a Security Question can actually make your account insecure, gang.
Especially if you create a Security Question that is easy to find the answer to, such as the name of the parent, the name of the school, and others.
This is due to the presence of a website called Whitepages which can find out someone’s name, phone number, or even home address.
Enable Full Disk Encryption on the Computer
Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is a method of encrypting a hard drive in such a way that all data on the drive is always encrypted, without resorting to a third party encryption solution.
By activating this feature, your personal data information on your computer will remain safe even if your computer is lost or stolen.
Use complex passwords
The use of numeric passwords or patterns that are too easy makes it possible for hackers to break into your device easily.
Use a complex password such as a mixture of numbers, capital letters, and symbols to lower the risk of being attacked by hackers.
Do not use the same password for all accounts
Do you still use the same password for all your social media accounts?
We advise you to replace it right now, gang. Because if one of your accounts is hit by a hacker attack, it is possible that all of your accounts will be hacked.
Surely you don’t want that to happen to you?
Check Application Permissions Before Installing
When you want to install an application, the App Permissions dialog will appear, containing a description of what access is given to the application you want to install.
Always check what access permissions are given and make sure the application you want to install does not access unnecessary information.
For example, the coloring application that you will install asks for access to your cellphone contacts, so you have to suspect it, gang.
Why do coloring applications need access to cellphone contacts? Yes, right?