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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.

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cheri wrote on September 7, 2015, 12:26 AM

I don't understand why there are people who are like that. Very pathetic

MegL wrote on September 7, 2015, 1:27 AM

Whatever systems we use to stop hackers, someone will find a new way round them! But it's useful to keep systems up to date because it will deter the less technically able ones. Which browser add on do you recommend?

Steezven21 wrote on September 7, 2015, 2:23 AM

I used to use Firefox, but I recommend Chrome. The reason being is because it is extremely fast so it will be helpful when your computer is infected by a virus and it's speed it slow. Also Chrome is very easy to use and you can even add wallpapers as well. Let me know if you are interested to add a nice wallpaper in chrome. Thanks!

Paulie wrote on September 7, 2015, 3:49 AM

Thanks for sharing a very interesting post. Which software is the best to get for encrypting my hard drive?

Steezven21 wrote on September 7, 2015, 4:24 AM

I would recommend AVG.

AliCanary wrote on September 8, 2015, 3:28 AM

I am pretty good at spotting phishing, and I don't keep personal financial information on my computer. However, I am pretty nervous about my bank or companies that DO have my financial account information getting hacked.