In today’s world, when you are using internet connected devices it is very imperative to protect your identity from scammers. As hackers always want to steal the personal and financial information of the users. Hence, Webroot team gives tips to protect your Identity online. This software can install easily by the user via www.webroot.com/safe. In this blog, you will read the steps to protect your identity from scammers.
Steps to Protect Identity Online From Scammers:
- Secure your Computer and Smartphone:
The user should protect their computer system with strong and up-to-date security software i.e. Webroot antivirus which you can install through www.webroot.com/secure. As this antivirus will secure your computer or phone from all kind of cyber threat and also from malicious software. And also you should make sure that you update your operating system and your antivirus software timely.
- Spot Spam and Scams:
There are some phishing scams which the user can easily identify but there are some phishing scams which are designed by hackers and they are attached in an email, and IM which looks legitimate. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you should never click on a link which is sent to you with these types of emails and IM. You should not click on the link which is provided in the email but instead of this, you should find the website in the search engine. Through this way, you will came to know that the site is legitimate or fake.
- Use Strong Passwords:
It is advised you should use Strong password instead of Weak passwords because weak passwords are the easy target for hackers. And it suggested you should not use the same password everywhere because if one of your passwords is compromised then all your password gets hacked. Hence, it is advised you should keep the lengthy, strong and unique passwords which are 10 characters in length and it is a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. These passwords should not be related to your personal information like name, age, birth date etc. For securing your password, you should use Password managers and two-factor authentication (2FA). In Password Manager, you can store all your passwords and it also helps to generate strong password.
- Use Reputable Websites:
The user should use reputable sites if they are making purchases. You should first verify the reputation of a company before you purchase anything. And then check, they have strong rating with the Better Business Bureau. Secondly, you should use a secure and encrypted connection for financial information. You should check the URL of the website, as it starts with https, or http. Https means the site is secure. Hence, for the safety and privacy of a site, you must check “https” in a website’s URL when you are entering your financial information.
- Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi:
It is highly recommended that you should not use public Wi-Fi, as these are most unsecured network. While you are using public Wi-Fi, then you must use Virtual private networks (VPN), as this will protect you from prying eyes and also hides your IP address.
With this above steps, the user can protect their identity online from scammers. For installing Webroot in your device, the user can go to the site of Webroot via webroot.com/safe.
For Details, Tap here: What are the 9 Types of Phishing Attacks?