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The Hazard You Hope Never Happens: Being Hacked. Here’s How To Avoid It

Sep 1st 2014 at 9:23 PM

In the last couple years many big companies’ and organizations’ systems have been hacked. Sometimes the companies don’t discover they’ve been hacked until months later. This shows that many companies and organizations do not have the systems-in-place and skill-sets to combat cyber criminals, which are always changing their techniques through new, quickly changing technologies. A CNNMoney analysis in May of this year reported that about half of all American adults’ personal information was compromised in the last twelve months due to data breaches at large companies and organizations. In August of 2014 alone, we’ve seen three more hacking victims; Community Health System, UPS, and J.P. Morgan. These ongoing events worry many people. To help you better protect yourself from being hacked personally, here are some things you should do when using the internet.

  1. Always install anti-virus software on your computer. I recommend using a paid version instead of a free one. This investment is a fraction of the cost and time of having to clean your infected computer. Generally, free versions have less-frequent malware-signature updates than the paid versions do, which can open a window of opportunity for cyber criminals to hack you. Also, a paid version means you won’t have to deal with the constant and annoying pop-up offers for upgrades. There are number of quality anti-virus software options to choose from: Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, Trend Micro, VIPRE, etc.

Read more at: http://www.proweb365.com/the-hazard-you-hope-never-happens-being-hacked-heres-how-to-avoid-it/

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