12 April 2023

Cybersecurity: the 6 weakest links in day-to-day technological security

By Donald

Security in the digital world cybersecurity is increasingly important, and we are all exposed to risks online. To protect ourselves, it is essential to know which are the most vulnerable elements in the technology we use on a daily basis. In this article, we’ll show you seven key things to pay attention to to stay safe online.

You should be careful from who you lend your cell phone to to what links you receive via WhatsApp or emails. Phishing is one of the most common forms of scams and data hijacking online, so you should keep these elements in mind when taking care of your online security.

6 vulnerable elements in your online security

  • One of the most vulnerable elements is password management. Many people use weak or the same passwords for all their accounts, making it easy for cybercriminals to work. To protect your data, it is recommended to use unique, complex and difficult to guess passwords, as well as use a password manager to facilitate its management.
  • Lending the mobile to other people can also put our security at risk. By sharing the device, we are exposing our personal data, apps and accounts to third parties who might have bad intentions. Therefore, it is advisable to maintain control of our devices and not share them, especially with strangers.
  • Fraudulent or phishing emails are another of the most common vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals pose as companies or institutions to trick users and steal their data. To avoid falling for these traps, it is important to verify the authenticity of the sender and not click on links or download files in suspicious emails.
  • Public Wi-Fi networks can be a risk to our online security. By connecting to these networks, our data could be intercepted by hackers. To protect ourselves, it is advisable to use a VPN (virtual private network) that encrypts our connection and prevents third parties from accessing our information.
  • Software updates are also crucial to keep our devices safe. By not updating our applications and operating systems, we are leaving the door open for potential vulnerabilities and attacks. Therefore, it is essential to keep our devices updated and download the latest software versions.
  • Finally, the lack of awareness and education in cybersecurity is an element that makes users more vulnerable to online attacks. Being informed about existing threats and risks and learning how to protect yourself is essential to maintaining our security in the digital world. Participating in courses, reading articles and staying informed about the latest trends in cybersecurity will help us to be more protected.

You can buy a subscription to an antivirus on your PC or put a PIN code on your cell phone’s chip to prevent someone from violating your security.

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