These days all our important transactions are happening on the Internet. While increasing connectivity around the world is making our lives a lot easier, its dangers have also increased that no sa hacker/cybercriminal should steal our personal information. Hackers now have many avenues through which they can steal our information and misuse them. We are telling you six ways that your data can be stolen. We are also telling you how you can be safe.
- Fishing :
Fishing is actually a fraud email, with the help of which you are asked for data. This looks like the real one. Hacker tries to assure you through phishing emails that he is asking for bank account information or other data for your benefit.
For example, an email comes from your bank stating that your debit card has been canceled and a new card will be issued to you only after stating the card number or Aadhaar number. You may think that the bank has asked for this information from you, but it can be a sbobet.
- What is Mail Ware?
It is software designed to steal information or data of a system. This program performs activities like stealing sensitive data, deleting it, changing the way the system works, and keeping an eye on the person working on the system.
This program can be installed in your system in many ways. An out-dated operating system or pirated OS, inadvertently clicking on links, or installing fake software, may cause mail ware to be installed.
Key Logger: This is an alternative to Spy that records your keywords. These logs are sent to the attacker. With his help, the hacker gets your password, chat, credit card number, or other information.
Install good anti-virus software :
Do not download any fake software, through these mail ware can come into your system. Never click on fake pop-ups of anti-virus. Always keep your system operating system updated.
- Mobile Apps
Not all apps on Google Play Store or Apple Store are safe. One, these apps ask for permission to access all the data of the mobile, so that the hacker can steal all your information and by having access to other messages/media files, it can also make your confidential information public.
Try not to give all this permission to any application.
Account Access: This will protect your confidential data. These include email and contact lists.
Permission for SMS: This will prevent sending SMS to the premium rate number and your balance will remain in the mobile.
Access to the microphone: This allows you to record your conversation.
Device Admin Permission: Hacker can control your device even by sitting away from it. He can also do things like keep an eye on your work and blow all the figures.
Contacts: The hacker can steal this and harass your people, or sell this data.
This is also a way of phishing in which you give personal information to someone over the phone or SMS. It is emerging as a new threat in the case of online security. By using social engineering, someone asks for your personal information and you give it to him. In this, information is taken from you using your trust. The attacker can ask you for anything from an online password to bank account details or OTP / CVV. Once the data is received, he can use your information in many ways.
Many times these messages also come in small links, on which you have to give the necessary information on clicking.
- Physical hazards related to safety
Taking your laptop, every disk, or mobile and stealing confidential information from it actually comes in such danger. It is considered to be of lesser importance than technical hazards. It is a case of extracting data from a stolen device and using it. This can happen anywhere, in your home or office. Keep your information safe. If the computer/smartphone has this kind of information, then protect it with a password or pattern.
- Unsecured Network
Sa Hackers can easily steal the personal information of the customer using public Wi-Fi. The information that hackers try to steal include credit card details, password, chat message, email ID, PAN number, Aadhaar number, and other information. It is commonly called Identity Theft. To protect your information, you should not do any activity like shopping or net banking from these places.
How to stay safe?
Do not do financial transactions with an open internet network at all. Make home Wi-Fi secure and keep passwords difficult. Your safety is in your hands. Be careful and be vigilant at all times. A hacker is watching your data all the time, so vigilance is the only protection.