The Decalogue cybersecurity should all follow.
Lists, lists and more lists. When we look on the Internet how to have a safe digital life only we find before us a thousand lists that give us advice about it.
For this reason, today we share with you if another list- the ten basic tips that will get you to avoid problems in your life online.
10. Beware of social engineering attacks.
We started with what is perhaps the biggest security problem: social engineering. This is how skillfully cybercriminals access our personal information by posing as companies and individuals to entregemos them our data.
All links suspect to send us the rare emails reaching us, and even phone calls from unknown numbers. Even following these guidelines, you should know that we are all exposed to them and that even the greatest security experts are invulnerable. Awareness is the key.
9. Make the key to your phone safer.
And no, no, no and no, the default four-digit password on iPhone or join keys points in Android are not considered safe keys. Both platforms put at your disposal the ability to change these systems and implement some longer.
Remember, the longer the better; but if you do not put password is 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 please be serious …
8. Make regular backups of your computer.
If you do not perform regular backups of the data contained in your computer, all the information that is contained in this is not safe. It does not cause a lot of trouble and you can let them do while you’re not using, no excuse.
You may think that nothing is containing you must, but as often happens, it is only necessary remaining until you need them.
7 Ten installed a Antivirus and Anti-Malware.
No matter the operating system. Yes, I feel decirtelo Apple user but “I do not use that no Mac virus” has become obsolete, you have to have an antivirus installed
The options are many and there is so much free Avast, Sophos, AVG; as payment: Norton, Panda, Kaspersky … But do not stay alone in that layer and dig a little deeper installing an anti-malware Malwarebytes for example, its operation is similar to an antivirus and keep your computer more “clean”
Always remember that are complementary, having installed one does not make the other unnecessary.
6. Never send unencrypted sensitive information via email.
Sensitive information such as current account, you social security number, identity card or confidential information of your company; you should never send it via email unencrypted. It’s too dangerous.
Encrypting files today is not complicated and does not take a brain computer to protect them, even minimally. Otherwise, you can always use services like ProtonMail or directly encrypt all your emails.
5. Protect your router.
That box you have, most likely in the living room, there where you see is the first line of defense of your home network. Obviously password brings factory or that put Internet Service provider that installed it is useless, there are dozens of lists with them on the Internet.
Therefore, you should change the password with the administrator access to the router, the encripación own network to WPA2 and other little things that will make it much safer.
Remember to turn it off when you’re at home or in the hours that you will not use it because, just like a candy at the door of a school, the fewer hours pass there better right? For your router’s the same, fewer hours active, less opportunities they have to try to enter.
4. Do not use a public Wi-Fi without using a VPN.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to create a secure connection to another network via the Internet. When you connect any device to a VPN, it acts as if he were in the same network as the one with the VPN and all data traffic is sent securely through the VPN.
All traffic passing through the network is secured and protected from unwanted eyes. This is very useful when we connect to a Wi-Fi public network in which there are too many eyes watching.
3. Use unique passwords for each service and if you can not remember using a password manager.
When security experts tell you that the best to keep all your insurance services is that you use a different password for each, they are not lying to anyone.
The problem with the large number of services used by an average user in their day to day and that, unless it has been equipped with a great memory, hardly will remember them.
Therefore, you have two options. On the one hand, you write them down in a safe place away from prying eyes or, conversely use a password manager.
In this case you must weigh the safety of each and what is the best for you, having clear that if, once introduced your passwords will no longer be the only one who knows. Comfort vs. security.
2. Use two-step verification.
Activate. The two-step authentication provides the extra layer of security that protects you if your password is stolen.
Do not worry if you lose your phone (used most often as the authentication device), you can still inicar session if you have planned well
1.Revisa regularly application permissions and security settings.
Finally, it is not enough to have all this set up, you have to keep antento and make sure your software is always current. We often forget things like router firmware update or cleaning we have granted permissions to applications.
And it is something we should do regularly, as it can that we have granted permissions to applications without realizing it. Sometimes even Google provides free storage only to a security check ..