Viruses, scams, Ransomware, identity theft, Trojan horse and loss of secret information are getting more and more common as we are getting deeper in digital era. With digital security becoming more outward, it is quite essential to implement a good habit in making yourself and your loved ones safe online. Read below some basic tips and suggestions from Norton Technical Support to keep your files, identity, and your personal device secure.
Keep Smartphone, Tablet Clean and Computer
- Updated Software provides improvements and data protection.
- Keep your electronic device or gadget up to date with the latest updated software.
- Keep your Anti-virus or security software up to date.
- Antivirus or Security software needs updated virus definitions to recognize new and latest virus/malware. Even the Mac’s and latest smartphones needs security software or Antivirus.
- Always scan the external devices (USB) as they are the biggest source of virus.
- USB and external devices can transmit virus from infected system onto yours. Always make sure you let the external device scanning to confirm it doesn’t get onto your computer system.
Be Attentive always while Surfing Online
Always look out for the dangerous links and files. When there is any confusion, just delete it. Attachments/files in the emails, SMS, tweets, posts and attractive advertising are popular means, by which cyber criminals can compromise your device. If it is doubtful or seems to be true, just delete it, block it or mark it as junk file.
Inspect for reliable websites:
When doing banking online or any shopping, make sure they have secure socket layer or SSL security. Secure socket layer protects the passwords and other banking details securely. Norton Antivirus holds expertise to identify the reliability of a website.
Be careful of Phishing:
Phishing is a popular medium for cyber criminals to hide genuine website with their own ones to steal your secret login details. Do not click on any demands to confirm your password unless you feel safe to do it.
Dangers of Free Wi-Fi Hotspots:
Adjust your safety level on your gadget when connecting for accessing free networks. Your device anti-virus and firewall can sense and adjust automatically when linking to unknown networks. Turn off your Wi-Fi to free networks when you don’t require using it anymore. If you copy essential files to external data carriers at least for sometimes, you will have a proper chance to recover at least some part of the lost data and protect it against fraud.
Protect your Credential Details
Make your password complex:
Don’t use general password. Make it difficult with the mixture of numbers, symbols and upper case/lower case characters. If it’s too difficult to recognize, use an audit password manager to keep a check. Norton Antivirus offers password manager service also to the customers.
Go for Two Steps Confirmation
Two steps confirmation will make it more complex to access your online occurrence. If a cyber-criminal has got your password, they will be blocked if they don’t have authority to your other system and any accounts.
Back it All Up
Backup your photos, data, documents, files, video and other vital information and save it securely. If you have backed up, your information, then you can access it later on. Back up is great way to be safe from getting any information loss. You can also save your data and all the files in the cloud. If doing backup is not your cup of tea, simply get guidance from Norton Customer Support. They are ready to help the customers whenever they look for.