Have you ever been a victim of a hacker?

Have you ever been a victim of a hacker? Don’t worry you are not alone and as a matter of fact some of the most famous people you can think of have already had their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts hacked into. There are a few guidelines one can take in safe guarding their information from prying eyes and this weekend we are going to take a look at a few of them.

First of all and very importantlymake sure only your friends can see your profile. I am sure your parents told you time and time again that you must not speak to strangers. You wouldn’t just go up to a stranger in the street and start telling them about your life, so why would you want them to see your Facebook profile?

I am sure you are aware that you need a password for security; but an easy password that a hacker can guess isn’t what the doctor ordered.. A lot of vulnerabilities can be avoided with a strong, robust, and frequently changed password. Don’t forget to make your security question a tough one, too. Here is a way to invent a password if you are having problems coming up with one by using the sentence method: come up with a sentence that would seem obvious only to yourself, such as “My dog Spot eats steak quickly!” Then, turn it into an acronym and add a number for good measure, so that you wind up with, “MdSesq!64.”

Some of the websites you visit can infect your computer and avoiding them altogether is recommended, but if for some unknown reason you happen to stumble onto one you might want to try this. Set your internet browser to automatically clear all cookies every time you close the browser window. In Chrome, for instance, you can do this by opening “Settings,” clicking on “Advanced Settings,” clicking under “Content Settings” beneath “Privacy,” and then choosing “Keep local data only until I quit my browser.” Then go ahead and install a dependable anti-virus and anti-spyware programmes, keep them up to date, and run scans of your computer regularly.

Other email clients have come up with extra ways of protecting their users. Gmail provides one of the most secure email services out there. If you’re using Gmail, you’ll definitely know about the two step verification. Facebook has also caught on and implemented their security measures but again nothing is sacred unless you have that rock solid defence – a good strong password.

I hope this helps with creating a safe browsing experience for you and also keeps your account safe from intruders and those who wish to cause you embarrassment and pain. Have a good weekend ya’ll and God bless.

Scady. P

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