How to Protect yourself from cyber attack?

Cyber attack is becoming a big issue, so to protect yourself from being their victim you need to follow these steps:-

  • Never connect to public wi-fi, or you may be a victim to an MITM(man in the middle attack) and anyone can spy on what you are doing in your device.
  • Always download an application from play store, downloading APK might result in the installation of trojan in your phone and a trojan on your mobile is like all your data is in the hands of the hacker.
  • Never use the same password for all your accounts, if the password of one of your accounts gets hacked then the hacker will have access to all of them.
  • Make a strong password i.e, use a combination of symbols, numbers, capital letters. For example- hello123 is a bad password but HeLl0@%4132%@ this is a strong password.
  • Never enter your credit card information on an unsecured website, as it might be just a Ponzi scheme to steal your money. In simple words buy online stuff from known companies like Amazon, Flipkart, etc.
  • Enable Two-Step verification on your accounts, so that no one can log in without the OTP that you will get on your mobile number.
  • Always use anti-virus on your laptop and keep updating it.
  • Always update the software of your phone whenever the update is available as it contains patches of known vulnerabilities.
  • Never reply to Spam E-Mails or messages also never open any link provided in these Spam E-mails or messages.
  • Don’t set your phone pin or ATM card pin as your birth date or something, always keep it random.
  • Change your passwords at least once or twice every year.
  • Never use real answers in security questions – make up memorable answers that will only make sense to you.
  • If there is a data breach of a particular platform, then make sure to change it’s login credentials.

Make sure you follow these steps and you will be a lot more secure from cyber attacks.


Also if you ever been hacked before? tell your story in the comment section.

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