Here's the scenario. You left your computer on in just a while, when you came back there's already a dancing baby on your monitor and you can't put it away. First, you get irritated. The next thing you know you can't open any files. Because your files are already empty. You start to panic and try to go online but you can't get through. There's a password required for your access. You scream. You just couldn't believe it. You've been hacked! All your work for the past few days, weeks, months or even a year are gone in just a matter of a single negligence. How many systems have been a victim to these cyber crimes? Countless. How many people have been victims to cyber crimes? Still countless.
But this scenario can be prevented if we know what to do. There are many ways to protect your computer and your files. Here are some helpful tips for your computer's protection.
• Turn your computer off. Don't leave your computer unattended because your computer is vulnerable for attacks that way.
Negligence causes accidents. If they can't reach you, they can't harm you. When your system is unavailable there's nothing for them to hack, right?
• Don't run unknown sites or programs. Many anti-virus programs have this feature in them, where it will scan through your emails for you. Don't be so curious. Check your downloaded files and your e-mail attachments before you open an unfamiliar message or site. That way you can avoid hitching a virus or a worm. Many hackers can easily get an access through e-mail attachments. If any suspicious emails appear on your email ad, it is best not to open it or might as well delete it.
• Use a personal Firewall. A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Always keep your Firewall on. It serves as an obstruction to unwanted access to your computer. Always keep your Firewall on because it serves as an obstruction to unwanted access to your computer. It helps or improves your connection to the internet as well as it keeps tracks of the things that you receive and send out of your computer. It will keep you updated of what you have been doing with your computer.
• Have a highly breached password. If you have valuable files that you know that is valuable enough to be hacked, then get a precisely unpredictable password. This way, hackers would have to buy some time just to get through your files. A strong password is enough to secure your entire profiles as well as your files.
• Spare time for Back-ups. A removable disk will always come in handy if you really want to secure your computer and everything inside it in case of any mischief that could occur. This would actually save your files and every valuable items in your computer, not only from cyber thieves but also on natural calamities such as an earthquake, floods, etc. As in any elements that could eventually destroy your computer.
Let us not get too comfy with the things that can possibly occur in the future. Some things are highly avoidable if you choose to avoid it. Hackers and viruses have spread their means to be present as they are today. Don't delay the chance of protecting your computer now. As what experts would always say, "the best way to cure an ailment is prevention."
If you are one of the victim of hacking or cyber theft, you may need the assistance of an internet lawyer.