A new year means a new opportunity to improve your cyber-hygiene. To resist cyber threats and online security issues, you have to train yourself to think proactively about your cyber security.
Here are some bad habits you should break to improve your cyber-hygiene:
Installing Outdated software - Cyber criminals can easily attack outdated browsers and operating systems’ vulnerabilities. You can enable the automatic update functionality to resolve this.
Weak password hygiene - Normally we use the same password for multiple accounts, weak passwords that can be easily hacked. To avoid these, you may use a password manager and two-factor authentication (2FA).
Browsing non-secure websites - When browsing websites, always look for the padlock symbol. HTTPS sites help authenticate that the website is genuine and not a fraudulent web property.
Using public Wi-Fi - This is really common to us, to stay safe and avoid these hackers from stealing your identity, you should avoid public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Clicking on a malicious link - Cybercriminals will trick their victims by sending tempting messages and malicious links. To avoid these, take a deep breath, to double-check if it's legitimate, and to think before you click anything.
Devices are not secured - Protecting your devices from cyber-threats should always be a priority. Anti-malware protection from a reliable provider should be installed on all of your PCs, laptops, and other devices.