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Stay secure on the Net

'Trust the math. Encryption is your friend. That's how you can remain secure even in the face of the NSA.' Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

‘Trust the math. Encryption is your friend. That’s how you can remain secure even in the face of the NSA.’ Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

I’ve read an article about ‘how to stay secure’ on TheGuardian, and it made me think a little. One solution to stay secure is to change your passwords at least once a year , try to change into complicated passwords.

Example of strong passwords:

  • AshX47ALSbca42
  • 81HsbZ8dsakA8

You get the point…

Example of weak passwords:

  • 123456
  • abcdefg
  • abc123

DO NOT include personal data in your passwords, like your name, your birthday. These passwords can be cracked easily, all the hacker’s gotta do is take your details and try over some passwords. Often, password cracking tools include options that try to crack by making a dictionary from your details and put it to work.

The best way to keep your passwords safe is on paper. Write them all on a clip note and take it with you, but don’t put it in your wallet (it’s too obvious…).

Another option to stay secure on the net is to keep your Windows and Antivirus updated. Why? Because experienced hackers discover the vulnerabilities and use them to insert hidden exploits or trojans that could steal your sensitive data like website passwords, Credit account and PIN-s (if you stored them on the PC) etc…

A virus may stick on your driver for a long time and it can be maked unnoticed.

Another option is to use software only from trusted  companies. Let’s say for example

that you downloaded a nice game from a torrent site and it’s the cracked version. In most cases these games have hidden trojans, and with a weak antivirus or un-updated Windows your PC gets infected instantaneous.

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