Not knowing what sort of scams you can fall prey to in the internet-friendly world today is itself frowned upon. On one hand, almost everything has been made available on the internet today. On the other hand, the rate of cybercrime has skyrocketed over the years. While most people today are aware of the concept of cybercrime, not all of us know what are the techniques used by hackers or cybercriminals. So hacking into your surveillance system or the security cameras or your bank accounts by acquiring and accessing your passwords is a part of cybercrime. We shall thus try and understand the ways to avoid them.
- Thinking before you click
This is the most significant thing to consider as phishing basically involves clicking on a malicious link, leading to the installation of even more dangerous malicious software meant to acquire your sensitive information. Thus, clicking on random email links may not be a smart move because although these emails may claim to be associated with a legitimate site, they may later ask you to fill in your personal information. This is why one must be always alert while dealing with an online business.
- Using firewalls
Using firewalls is the wisest thing one can do as these high-quality firewalls will act as buffers between you, the computer, and outside intruders. Using a desktop and a network firewall will significantly lower the chances of hackers trying to infiltrate your computer. Using firewalls can further prevent and protect your security camera system from getting compromised or hacked. These firewalls will make it extremely difficult for hackers to hack into your system without alerting the owner.
- Keeping yourself updated
Scammers always have a way to scam the users somehow. This is why you must keep yourself updated with all the aspects involved in the online business. One must always keep looking for news related to phishing or internet scams to avoid falling prey to one. So a wise internet user will always prioritize cybersecurity over everything instead of getting scammed.
- Anti-phishing toolbar
Phishing techniques can be easily used for security camera hacks and obtaining sensitive bank information. For this reason, popular internet browsers can be customized with anti-phishing toolbars that can alert you if you happen to visit any malicious website. This is thus the easiest way to avoid phishing scams and cyber crime.
Since new phishing techniques are being developed every second, one must always be aware of these techniques to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.