There are many different ways in which information can be vulnerable to be accessed by a hacker. The most common ways in which hackers can obtain unauthorized material is by going through online accounts, using malware, phishing, spoofing, spamming, social networking, exchange networking and network intrusions. These are not the only techniques, but the most dangerous which have been developing throughout the years. This is especially apparent with all the new emerging technologies which make it easier for hackers to successfully access information from anywhere. As a result of this, there needs to be more accurate prevention methods or solutions in place which we must take into consideration in order to prevent hackers from being successful in their attack techniques.
Hackers can use password theft by invading personal accounts to increase the probability where people access and store their important data and information to be lost or stolen. When hackers will investigate specific accounts to hack, they will begin to target email accounts, banking accounts, job accounts and school accounts because they are the most common account types which are fairly known to them making the attack simpler to implement. Once a hacker has access to a specific account, they can use that information to log into another account. An example would be a college student who has received a fake email from a hacker pretending to be another classmate without the other college student being unable to recognize it.
Using a web browser add-on will help you to determine which sites will make your PC the most vulnerable to phishing and scams. Now, you will not accidentally click on a link and get in contact with a hacker who will log into your accounts and steal your information. This process is helpful when your PC has already been affected and your firewall will not turn and also downloaded security software may not always keep your PC up to date to block an unknown virus. So by using the web browser add on, you prevent the risk of having your PC become even more infected. This will become helpful because you can track your messages which were sent and received to make sure that no hacker had used your account to send messages to other people. You can check you’re sent messages to recognize that your sent message only came from you.
You can prevent device and data theft which includes your personal files, passwords, and additional sensitive data by simply encrypting your drive which will help beyond setting up an administrator password. By doing this, you will be able to control who will have access to your files by encrypting your hard disk making the files only accessible to you. How this will be helpful is because even if a hacker was able to override your password they will not be able to access your files because they are encrypted with a code which only you can access. You will prevent other users from being able to download files on your hard drive if they use another account on your PC. This will prevent people from installing software which they can use to crack your passwords or override your security warnings.