Anti-phishing Tips for Malware Protection
Did you know that hackers use phishing techniques the most to release malware in a targeted system and, thus, successfully getting an entry and stealing information? Whether you realized it earlier or not, now that you know that phishing is the most prevalent practice used for hacking, you should adopt anti-phishing techniques that we have tried to compile you for in the guide below. These techniques will lessen the chances that a hacker will be able to hack your system whether you’re a company or an individual user.
Anti-Phishing Techniques to Prevent a Malware Attack
- Password for Protection
There are many ways in which you can make and use a strong password.
First, let us tell you how to make a password strong.
- Don’t use common words like a name or your date of birth.
- Pick something super random.
- Make it tougher by juggling uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Make it more than at least 8-character-long.
Now that you know how to make one, here’s how to use one.
- Don’t repeat the same password. Every account and every system should have a unique password of its own.
- Use a password management application to note down the passwords instead of noting them down in unprotected files and docs.
Now, the generals.
- Don’t share your password with many people.
- Don’t connect your system to an unsecured Wi-Fi network.
- Firebreaks Will Take you A Long Way
Using network segmentation technique is more of a damage limiting practice. Here’s how it works.
- You divide the sensitive information into many pieces.
- You randomly store one piece in one network.
- You make sure that every network that is used to store a piece of information is independent of the other networks.
As a result, even if, God forbid, one of the networks is breached, the hackers won’t be able to misuse the entire information since the other networks will be independent of the hacked network.
- It will give your cybersecurity team more time to act quickly.
- It will give you more time to alert the rest of the employees on other networks to shut down their systems and not click on any email or any link.
Some other cool anti-phishing tips that are just as helpful as the ones listed above are as follows.
- Rebooting it is a nice option. Also, make sure to keep it least buggy by installing the updates as and when available.
- Running scans from time to time is a better way to protect the system. Antivirus tools can detect corrupted files.
- Don’t keep your system loaded with unnecessary files. Just delete the apps that you no longer use.
We are ending it with the note that if you’ll practice cyber hygiene tips like the ones listed above, it will make the internet a much safer place for all your devices.