Comparing to just ten years ago, computers and smartphones are very important to almost everyone’s life and some can’t live without it. We use them in our workplace and at home. Then there are our smartphones which are basically portable computers. With everyone using computers on a daily basis and having one or more Social Media Accounts, we are becoming more and more vulnerable to cyber-criminals and hackers.
Social media is such a critical part of our lives and business these days, making it extremely important that we keep the accounts safe. Imagine if someone gained access to your accounts? It would be devastating and it could potentially have a severe negative impact on your life and business as well. An attack from a cyber-criminal or hacker can potentially affect all types of computers whether you’re running Windows, Mac OS, Linux or a smartphone equivalent.
The problem is that most people either don’t have the time or are just not interested in making their computers or social media accounts secure. Having a computer or social media account and not securing it, is like opening the door of your home with the intention no one will break in and steal or cause damage. We would never open our doors even when we are home, that is why we have locks on doors and so should you have locks on your computer and social media accounts. Occasionally someone with malicious intent may try to steal your data or cause harm with your data and the most shocking part is you will never see anyone come in unless you have protection systems in place. Hackers are invisible and fast. They are always searching websites for details of customers’ accounts, especially for their credit card information.
Theft is not the only thing on the mind of a hacker: Sheer destruction is a major motivator. You can never undo the damage done by a hacker, you can take steps to prevent it. Even the most basic protection will discourage many hackers enough to make them go looking for easier pickings elsewhere. Thieves are likelier to steal from people who leave their doors unlocked.