Don’t Be A Fool! Protect your online security

Don’t Be A Fool! Protect your online security

Hackers are a very real and very scary threat to your business. Hackers have a way to get your personal information, company date, or access to your software. But don’t freak out! It can be avoided. Take a hard look at the three privacy pitfalls that you could fall into, and then do something about it!

Mask your social activities– Not only can it be a trashy and unprofessional look for your company if a potential customer visits your social networking site and its treated the same way as your main facebook page, but it can also put you in harms way of predators. When speaking with friends, you may tend to divulge sensitive information such as your full name, age and where you life. This is called over sharing and it can be dangerous to you, but awesome for a hacker.

When it comes down to sharing images, make sure that you don’t post pictures that have license plate numbers, your home number, street signs of your neighborhood, etc… In this same aspect, try to avoid wearing clothes in photos that could give away any affiliations that you may have with other companies.

Protect your data– Keep in mind, your companies data can be the equivalent of literal dollar amounts, don’t be a fool and think that nothing could be done with the information that you possess.

The best thing for you to do is change your passwords, and do so often. Make sure that your passwords contain at least one capital letter and 1-2 numbers. Don’t ever use your login name as your password; this is the first thing that hackers will check. Even though it’s a pain in the ass, make sure every separate computer, mobile device or tablet pc has a separate password.

Update your software – This is probably one of the furthest things from your mind, but your software does become outdated, frequently in fact. Even the best programmers can make mistakes, when a loophole or bug is discovered, developers can patch it and issue an update that will help the public. Simply downloading these updates is one of the easiest ways that you can protect yourself from hackers.

In fact, most soft wares have auto-updating options available, that way you don’t even have to lift a finger.

Keep yourself safe from intruders, don’t be a fool, protect yourself.