Before knowing the way to protect your computer from a cyber attacks, the first thing you need to know what is cyber attack? So let get started with the definition of this attack.
What is cyber attack?
Cyber attack is known as CNA, It means computer network attack . A cyber attack is mainly a deliberate exploitation of computer systems and networks. For doing this attack the main source of this attack use malicious code to alter computer code or data. If this happens, the result is disruptive consequences that mainly steal data or even can lead to cyber crimes like identity theft or something similar like this.
This cyber attacks may also include malware, spyware, trojans, ransom and other similar virus. It can also cause system infiltration, password sniffing, distributed denial-of-service attacks.
All of us knows that a massive amount of cyber attack happens in US regularly. So this is the high time that everyone need to be careful about this attacks. You might be thinking that having a good firewall and antivirus is enough to keep yourself safe but its not the real fact. I also thought that before i research a little bit more about this matter. After using both of them you can still be a victim very easily.
How to protect from cyber attacks?
Keeping you self safe from this cyber attacks is not a rocket science. You just need to act in a little bit smarter way and that it.
Don’t share any your personal information with any website without checking the website properly. You need to make sure that the website is completely safe. Now you might be thinking that how you will predict that the website you are in is safe or not. There is a very simple trick for this.
Look at the url of that website and now the next thing you need to check is the s. Yeah, the s. If the website url contain HTTPS then its completely safe.
You need to avoid the habit of clicking on any link that you get from email. If you are not sure that who send that to you then avoid that link. IF you get any email from your bank or other service and it ask to download any file or visit any link then simply avoid it for the first time and call that service or bank for making sure that they send this email to you.
Always make sure that you are using everything updated. Most of the people feel lazy when this matter comes but you should not ignore this. If you are using a outdated antivirus or system then you are at high risk of cyber attack.
The last thing you need to do is to keep backup of every files of yours, so that you can make sure that everything is under control and you can get back everything normal very easily.
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