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7 Most Important Cyber Security Tips for an Internet User

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The internet is an ocean. It has become a place where you can find millions of malicious links, malware, and viruses.

Data breaches are becoming a new norm of internet problems that companies have to suffer. Only a single click can cost a company thousands of dollars, even millions.

For an individual, it can cause loss of their online identity and breach of their personal information.

In this article, I will be discussing the 7 most important cyber security tips that every individual needs to follow.

1. Think Before You Click

Always ensure that you only click on the link when you receive it from a trusted sender. Remember that it can cost you a huge sum just by clicking a spam or malicious link.

Once you click on a suspicious link, it can gain hold of your data and everything you have it in your system.

2. Try Using Your Own Device

Always use your own device whenever you interact with the internet. Avoid using other people's device or inserting your credentials in other devices that are not yours.

You do not know whether your friends' or colleagues device is already compromised. But since you've entered your email and password, your system can be compromised as well.

3. Lock Your Device When You're Not Around

Every time you're not around your system, make sure to keep it locked at all times. Also, do not keep your login passwords written on the sticky notes over your computer.

Anybody can slip anything in your computer when it is turned on. So, be careful of your surroundings as well.

4. Always Update Your System

Software updates are only mostly issued when there are security flaws. Even though these updates can be very annoying at times, but it is important that you keep your system updated whenever you see a notification.

You would be putting yourself and your device in to deep trouble if you're not frequently updating it.

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Shahmeer Baloch is a marketing professional-turned-tech writer who despite had a successful career at Evyap made a drastic change when his interest in technology and international cyber laws became evident. Baloch's love for new technology is (more...)
 

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