As much as this pandemic is causing us to stay at home, it still does not stop criminals from taking advantage of our privacy and security. Due to this pandemic, the unforeseen issue of Cyber-crime rates has increased.
Even after the COVID-19 live statistics map, which was actually malware, cyber criminals have not stopped.
The problem arises as everybody, from kids to elderly are spending too much time on their devises that they might stumble across one of these websites or ads that spread malware, or even false news.
Since, every problem has a solution, we are here to help you with ways you can protect your devices from malware.
Install Anti-Virus in your Computer
This might be a very basic thing and pretty much everybody knows about this, but I have seen many devices, such as home computers that do not have anti-virus installed in them. This is the basic key to protect your device. Also keeping it up to date is a key factor in protecting your devices.
Run regular scans with your Anti-virus.
Running scans regularly will keep your device running smooth and efficiently. Set your anti-virus to run scans every week. It also gets hard to use your device while the scan is running, so and easy way out is to run the scan at night, but do not shut down your device meanwhile or the scan will not occur. Keep your device on and make sure it does not go into hibernation mode.
Keep your connection strong
Keeping strong Wi-Fi passwords and securing your network is a great way to protect yourself. Use WPA or WPA2 encryption as WEP is not strong enough and experts can access it within minutes.
Don’t use open Wi-Fi
A trained malicious individual can hack into your device when you connect to a “free” and open Wi-Fi connection. It can be anywhere at a library, a coffee shop and most importantly the airports.
Now, as you have sorted out these basics, you must be thinking how you can protect your children from these threats. Children are sensitive beings and too much interference with the way they think or what they want to do turn them rebellious. You can teach them about the basics, as they should, growing up, have a sense of responsibility.
However, being parents, you have to keep an eye on your children and their activity, especially on the internet. There are a lot of applications you can find for this purpose but mSpy has a very nice reputation since 2011 in this cause. It is a reliable application that keeps track of every activity of your child’s device. For more information check out this link at itechpost.com
Think twice before clicking a tempting website or ad
Avoid downloading files from pirated websites and opening email attachments from people or firms that you do not know. There is a high probability of those attachments actually being malware. Before downloading a file, run an anti-virus scan through it. A good anti-virus will perform the scan automatically.
Be safe in this quarantine as the hackers and cyber bullies are most active in these times!