7 Mistakes That Threatens Digital Life & Internet Security

Common Mistakes that Ruin the Security Of Internet and computer
Are you safe ? that sounds like a silly question immediately after its proposition, but wait and think seriously about it for a second, we never know what new threads way for us, from just around the internet. Now a day's virtual life (i.e.digital life) is something that should be cared much more than that of real life, because we spend most of time in virtual reality.

Read Also: 10 Safety Tips for Secure Banking Online

7 Common Mistakes That Breaks Computer Security
       You might have installed highly reputed Antivirus software's and firewall's to prevent your computer from hacking and virus attack, but it doesn't mean you're 100% safe, because all these software are defined to defend your computer from external threats but no software have been yet designed to protect your digital life from internal threats (i.e. Computer Habits/Mistakes).

It doesn't require much time and technical hacking protocol to hack people's with these 7 habits over Digital Life.

1. Using Same Password for All Account
The reason why we create numerous accounts on computer and internet is just because it's free to create. Due to this we don't end up with creating just one account on a particular domain but numerous accounts with different usernames for different purposes. If so just think about other domain's on the internet, so most probably we create several accounts on several domains with different user names.

No website allow's its users to create two different accounts with the same usernames on the same domain. Despite remembering multiple usernames is not a big deal when compared to password's with the collaboration of character's, numbers and alphabets. But you cannot remember dozen's of password with all thesecombinations in mind after a week or two of gap using computer. So probably we would create the same password for all accounts for better remembering to access the account next time.

But it's very dangerous to use the same password for all your computer and internet account, just think if by coincidence any one of your account is hacked then it's easy to break all your accounts without any barrier to stop it.

You may be bad at memory, So if it offends you too much to create a different password for different account try using a password management app such as Last Pass or Dashlane or any other trusted app.
Read Also: How to create Strong Passwords to Secure/Protect your online Accounts

2. Never Changing Password
There are several password cracking tools available on the internet that generates passwords with the combination of details that you have made available on the internet through social media, that perform's several possible attempts every day to crack your password, eventually attain success. Since the number of cracking attempts each day is limited, In the mean time if the user has changed his password, then the tool has to refresh once again from the start to predict the combination that would take a minimum of 30 to 90days.

Even highly secured domains suggest its user's to change the password frequently at least every 90 day's to be safe. Either you may or may not disclose your password in your life time, but we recommend you to change your passwords at a regular interval.

3. Not enabling two-step authentication
No doubt that internet domains registered with https are highly secured and encrypted with passwords, but what if the hacker has somehow managed to crack user password, if so, then the hacker is free to access any data, because almost every online account is encrypted only with password and not with any face detection (or) matching thump impression algorithm to check user identity, so the server doesn't know, that it wasn't you the one who logged in, so the server grant access to anyone with the password thinking him as anowner of that account.
         Enabling two step authentication will create a double layer of protection to your account. For instance: Imagine a lock with two dependent key's to open. If you have enabled two-step verification whenever you or someone with your password login to your account, immediately a mobile number registered with your account will receive a verification number generated dynamically that last temporarily for an hour or two, that you need to enter again to confirm your identity.

4. Ignore to log out of devices when done
          We all do have that habit of just closing the Internet Browser without logging out of any online account and sometime  we do follow the same even on public computer's. In such situation there is no need of hacking tools or any other algorithm for hackers to hack an account that left open.

For Instance: Just imagine an house left without locking the door.

Most of the school won't allow their student's to use digital gadgets inside the campus, so the only choice of using the internet would be school library or computer labs. But the problem of using internet onthe library is that you're not the only one logging into that computer, so if you left it without proper log-out then the person next to come after you can access your profile without requiring your permission.
Online accounts create session's to remember each device logging into it, so even if you log-out your online account later on from your home computer, the session created on that device which you left open without log-out will still remain active and the only way to log-out your account from the public computer is to end the session created on that computer. Learn from here " How to log-out your online account from other devices remotely "
5. Skipping to Install Updates
Installing updates may offend but it defends from security vulnerabilities and bugs. Despite security vulnerabilities were not the only factor to stay updated, internet domains add utilities to theirapplications for a better enhancement at a regular interval to sustainits position and stay updated everyday to maintain its number of users.
       To utilize the maximum benefit of a software application or tool we urge you to install updates that pesters each time on the notification bar.
 
6. Forgetting to dump private data from the OLD system before re-sale.
When we feel our system is too old and need an immediate upgrade, before upgrading our system, we prefer to sell the old one that we already have. Usually we move data's from the old system to a safe storage before doing a re-sale and format the old system completely to prevent anyone from misusing important data's & files.

          But did you know even after formatting your entire disk completely, anyone with recovery tools can still recover your removed data's from hard disk. So before making a re-sale make sure you've deleted your data's completely from your computer.

To know more about deleting digital data's from hard disk and flash drives permanently Read this: How to delete hard disk and flash drives data's permanently 

7. Never backing up important data's
Hard disk are not the only ideal devices to store your digital data's and files, we have several other resources to store backup files, it could be either cloud, external device, or any location of your hard disk that you feel private and protected, but most often we don't utilize all these services because we think it creates an added burden allocating separate storage for backup files.
      Despite creating backup on several devices and location will prevent your data from data loss. Ignoring to create backup of data is like ignoring Stepney for a long drive in a car on hilly region. So always create backup files at least for the data's that you feel very important and privileged.

Don't solely depend on hard disk to store important data, do utilize some of the best free cloud service  which offer's around 15 to 30GB of free cloud space such as Google Drive, One Drive, Drop Box etc.

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