Computer and internet security is a burning topic since forever. Despite so many great tools, anti-viruses or firewalls, it’s never too safe. Below are security basics every person should know and follow.

Make your Phone’s lock code more Secure

The longer, the better. Make your PIN code for mobiles more secure by increasing the digits. Default 4-digit PIN for iPhone or other mobiles isn’t secure anymore.

And never the most common-used pass-codes. Mentioned below are the most common PINs used, which an iPhone developer, Daniel Amitay anonymously recorded and analyzed. He recorded around 204,508 pass-codes.

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Be careful from Social Engineering Attacks

Awareness is the key. Be careful from the social engineering attacks, which is perhaps the biggest threat to your digital data security. Be suspicious of all links, emails, phone calls, and other communications, but also know that most data breaches come from internal sources.

Backup your Computer

Backup your computer automatically and regularly. It is a must thing to do, because if in any case you lose your data, then you have backup to restore it. Making backups is important, because you can lose your data not only to hacking, but to anything else as well.

Never send sensitive data through Emails until it is Encrypted

Internet is never safe, that’s the thing everyone should know. Just the last year. 500 million accounts were affected is a hack-attack on Yahoo.

So, whenever you send data, encrypt it. Sensitive information, such as your bank info, social security number, tax returns, or confidential business info, should never be sent over email without encryption.

Don’t use public Wi-Fi without VPN

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Wi-Fi security should be taken seriously, and VPN should always be used while accessing a public Wi-Fi. Such connections can easily be used to steal your personal information, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Use a Password Manager

People generally tend to use the same password on all of their accounts, so that they don’t forget it. But it is a very dangerous practice. Use different passwords on your every account and to remember those password, use a password manager.

With a simple and easily tool, you can keep track of the passwords you use. The application can be installed in your mobile or computer.