To keep your data safe and you don’t have to transfer money to intruders later, it’s enough to follow simple rules that will protect your stay in a seemingly familiar Internet.
1. Do not enter your data on suspicious sites
Situation: A friend sent you a link, asking you to go and vote for him. You go, enter your username and password, and there is no more voting. Also, you no longer have access to your account.
Check the links that are sent to you. Instead of vk.com there may be vk.conn and you won’t even notice the substitution, in no case do not enter your data if you do not have a secure connection enabled via the https protocol (padlock in the address bar)
2. Do not download anything from sites without making sure that they are safe
Do you want to download a movie in HD quality without registration and SMS at high speed? Yes, please, a site made on your knee in 5 minutes will provide you with such an opportunity. contain a virus: pictures, videos, presentations, letters, etc.
Do not download anything from unverified sites, you can pick up Amigo and MailRu services.
3. Use different passwords
If you are worried that you will forget your password, you can always recover it if you have access to mail /phone. The real problem will be if someone manages to get access to your mail, and with great luck also to social networks.
Never use the same password for social networks, forums, mail. Often, the login is the same for all sites, and if attackers pick up the password, then you can say goodbye to all your accounts.
4. Use an antivirus
Antivirus in 2018 is something fantastic, because you can just not download anything from unverified sites and your computer will be safe . After all, yes?
You can catch a virus through mail, a flash drive, by clicking on the link.
Of course, there is a theory that antivirus developers create them themselves, but security never will be redundant. Even the simplest antivirus can protect your computer.