Published: 2016-12-10   Views: 4545
Author: jericaqueen
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Data Security Breaches And Public Wi-Fi: What You Need To Know And Safety Tips

Data security breaches and Public Wi-Fi: What you need to know and Safety Tips

Connectivity to the World Wide Web has become a necessary evil for virtually all businesses in the world today but with it comes technicalities that need expertise handling.  Well, a breach of your business computer’s security system is a situation many hope not to find themselves in because usually, it results to massive loss of important information to hackers. Worse still, it could mean you lose control over your very data to someone you know nothing about until you are able to find  professional IT support services Brisbane  to fix the problem and in which case, a company like Cymax which provides a range of support services should never be far from thought. But what are some of the things that can lead to data security breaches?

Most of the times, hackers purposely partake on security compromises of computer systems to steal your Identity. They could be looking for information that can give them access to your bank accounts or passwords or even data that can help them impersonate your social media accounts. Persons and businesses using public Wi-Fi are usually at high risk of cyber attack and consequently data theft.

Data security

The following system vulnerabilities will put you at high risk of data theft;

  • Using outdated software such as antivirus, web browsers and Operating systems
  • Weak passwords will always put you at high risk of attack. It is important to understand what strong passwords should be composed of. Strong passwords will not only protect you from general computer hacks but also from email phishing
  • Unsolicited downloads which could end up being targeted malware attack
  • SQL injections. This is a case where cybercriminals uses a code to hack data driven computer applications

Cymax as award winning and one of the most professional IT companies in Brisbane will also help you understand what other advanced data security breaches are and how they could be detrimental to your business. But most importantly, ideal measures you can take to secure your business from attacks due to susceptibility when using public networks like WAN and Wi-Fi.

Data security

How to stay safe when using Wi-Fi

Everyone loves to use Wi-Fi but it comes with serious regrets if you don’t man your privacy and data the right way. Computers and mobile devices usually search for public networks like Wi-Fi on their own provided the search button is turned on. This means chances of connecting to a rogue network probably owned by a hacker are always high.  So, here are ways to stay protected;

  • As a serious precautionary measure, avoid sensitive browsing. This has to do with browsing through your bank account details and entering financial details when using publicly accessible networks
  • Opt for VPN networks. When using virtual private network systems, your will never have to worry about exposing sensitive data to hackers because VPN have been configured and encrypted with extra layers of security and not just passwords alone.
  • Web addresses security protocol. It is imperative to ensure that whatever website you open, starts with HTTPS and not HTTP. The former extension is usually encrypted to add you more security layer while online.

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