Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Securing Your Data: Tips and good advice you do not want to hack

If the debate about privacy on the Internet generally relate to web giants and recklessness of young users, yet it is something that should not be forgotten: piracy. And as in real life with a burglary, we are generally not thought enough before being concerned.

Yet it is mathematical: we store more information online, the more we use different services and supports, and we are vulnerable. In 2012, more than 4,500 web attacks have been identified by Symantec, a computer security company. Although these figures are a company that thrives on security (and therefore insecure) computer, they deserve to be taken into account. Especially since our data are more personal and Reviews (numbers care banking, business accounts, etc.).

So what? If you ask a specialist, his first response might be this: PEBKAC. Kézako? The acronym for "Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair" or, in the language of Molière: the problem lies between the keyboard and the chair. Still not understand? The problem often comes from the user, not the tool.

Prevention is better than cure

This is not a phrase we like to hear, but there is often some truth behind it. Because the first thing to do is not to fly its data, it is above all to use IT tools with caution. And learn to control them. You may well have the best antivirus, it will eventually be overtaken if you do not take precautions.

Thus, the basic principles, such as not go to strangers and not referenced without protections sites do not click on a link without knowing what it is, or update his computer and antivirus are the first respect. In the same vein, do not meet the strange and improbable chain mails, never give your password to anyone (person) or never leaving his door open on a public computer session. The targets of hackers are often people do not respect these rules.

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