Internet and its connectivity have made our world and lives easier, but it still can bring a significant risk on our personal data. Hackers are unauthorized users who break into computer networks and the internet, without your knowledge to hack, change, or destroy information.
This is Now You Know and in this video, we will tell you what is internet hijacking and also how can you protect yourself from it.
Connecting your device or computer to an unsafe network will maximize the opportunity for a hacker to access all of the files on your system. A hacker who is in full control of your system can steal your social media passwords, bank accounts, and can access all your personal data. To ensure complete safety never login to Wi-Fi networks which you cannot trust. Avoid making any bank transfers or accessing any sensitive information while using public Wi-Fi.
Malware is malicious software written to steal the data accessible on the system. These programs can perform a variety of functions including the stealing of data or even deleting it. Clicking on unknown links or downloading pirated applications leads to the malware download. It's recommended to deny any bogus apps because it can contain malware and always keep your operating system updated.
Phishing is a fake email address that seems valid. This kind of email seems to have come from a well-known organization, like your bank or company. Hackers build phishing emails that attempt to acquire private information, such as passwords and bank account details. These e-mails build an emergency or confusion that manipulates into sharing their personal information. To avoid these attacks, Search for websites or email addresses containing spelling or grammatical mistakes.
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