You are being hacked right now, and don’t even know it. So, today I’m going to give you 5 tips on how to protect yourself and prevent yourself from being hacked.
1.ALWAYS COVER YOUR WEBCAM
This is where Soomz.io comes in. It’s a small device that covers your webcam and restricts hackers from seeing what you’re doing. It has a sliding mechanism so that whenever you want you Facetime, Skype, etc. you are able to slide your camera open. They’re very affordable and easy to set up. You can get a pack of three for only $10.99. You can get them in a variety of different colors and match them to your computer. Many people think that you need the little green light in order for the webcam to be turned on. WRONG. Hackers can turn that light off and be watching you right now. Do yourself a favor and pick up a cover from Soomz.io and protect yourself.
2.GET A ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM
These programs vary in price. Some are free and other reach up to $100. However, it’s definietly worth it. You have nothing to lose and it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, I recommend you download an anti-virus program and remove dangerous malware.
3.SET UP A TWO STEP VERIFICATION PROCESS
A lot of websites started adding this to their account making system. This means you get two passwords, one that is the personal password you created and another random password from that company to your own device. Hackers can get into your first password easily, but once you activate your second one then it becomes very hard for them to hack into. Although this might take a little more time, you want to keep your email, bank information and other accounts safe.
4.GET A STRONG PASSWORD
Make sure you don’t use a common password like “football123”. They can be cracked very easily by hackers. Create a password that is unique to you and something only you know. In addition, don’t have the same password for all of your accounts. In situation, where a hacker has one of your passwords, he’s going to use the same one for the rest of your accounts.
5.USE A TRUSTED COMPUTER
Never use a public computer (library, school, etc.) Always use your own personal computer that no one else has access to. If you have to use a public computer, make sure you change your password later that day. This way, people who hacked the public computers will no longer have your password and you have nothing to worry about.