The internet can be said to be the modern platform for the age of enlightenment because it has led many people to know and realize some of the things that were not clear some time back. The existence of the internet has really improved the lives of every human person in many ways.
For security reasons, ways have been established to get into other people’s computers and systems without consent. Hacking is used by police to fight crime by getting criminal information and countering their moves or as evidence.
There are some practices that come with the internet which are not as pleasing. This is the presence of hackers who have taken advantage of their knowledge and the vulnerability of other people’s devices and accessing information to invade privacy or even commit crimes.
Vigilance is therefore very important in the digital world that is full of hackers. Some of the anti-hackers methods are as stated below. Some of the basic thing we do take lightly can be very important to our security.
The best thing one can do to their personal computers or other device is to ensure that the security is tight in whatever measure. There are a number of anti-virus and antimalware programs in the market while some come for free and this should be installed and frequently updated.
Any personal information on devices like laptops, phones, hard drives among others should be moved to the trash and completely deleted before giving out one’s device at any time.
Many a times hackers try to connect obvious things like names, family members, dates and preferences to know the passwords that allow log in to different devices and can therefore take crucial information from a website so it is advised to use not so obvious passwords.
It is also advised that one should avoid public internet sharing networks because you never know who is around. Inserting any kind of public hard drive should be greatly discouraged because they can have dangerous malwares. In addition to this, one should only use public computers for things like emailing if there is no option on urgent matters.
Some of the major targets of hackers who are advised to be very cautious are banks and other financial institutions. Staff for examples should not release any kind of information to someone who is not part of the organization. If someone goes against this, they need to be punished severely to be a warning to others.
Hacking should be an issue of national interest and therefore the government should come in and help by formation and enforcement of stringent laws that will prevent future cases of hacking.
Individuals should also educate themselves on these matters. Before more information is leaked or accessed by hackers, having computer knowledge can help an individual get out of the situation.