Do you still think that protecting data may be an annoying and troublesome matter? Actually if you figure out the potential treats, you will find it quite easy. This article will disclose 5 common security traps around your computer data.
To be honest, combating against malicious matters around our computer is not as easy as keeping updated antivirus software. Every day there are lots of viruses and malware created. But do not panic. As long as we develop the good habits and take the timely and accurate solutions, we can prevent them as well. Read on to learn 5 most common security threats that we should be cautious of.
1. Malicious Emails
The overwhelmingly majority of email client users must have noticed that email has become a popular threat to their computer data security. Hackers and cyber thieves prefer to utilize emails to attack or steal data. Generally speaking, email borne virus is the most common case.
Solutions: As long as you didn’t open the unknown email attachments or click on the suspicious embedded links, your PC wouldn’t be infected at all. Therefore, you need to keep tabs on the emails from unknown contacts and remain vigilant against potentially unsafe factors in the emails. Of course, if unfortunately, your email client, such as Outlook, is attacked, you can also recur to a proven Outlook repair tool to attempt a recovery.
2. Phishing Websites
Another popular threat to the security of your computer data is phishing, which has been in vogue for a long time. The URL of phishing websites usually likes to simulate the real URL of safe sites. Thus when you manually mistype the URL of a normal website, the phishing websites may pop up. In addition, more often than not, the links in the malicious emails are linked to the phishing sites.
Solutions: If you keep alert all the time, you will be able to avoid the phishing websites with effortless ease. To protect your computer from phishing websites, you need to confirm URL spelling before accessing to the site. Fortunately, most browsers nowadays come endowed with anti-phishing feature.
3. Drive-by Downloads
Drive-by downloads are becoming more and more popular today. It can happen no matter when we visit a website, check an email or click on a bogus popup dialog box. For example, when you open a website, a small dialog box pops up, telling that you need to update the browser. Perhaps it is a flake warning. But undoubtedly, most users will tend to click on it. Immediately, some malware will get downloaded automatically.
Solutions: In order to combat this kind of security trap, you should invest in practiced and trustworthy anti-virus and other security software, blocking to download or install the malicious software.
4. Direct Hacks
Virtually, direct hack seldom occurs to common computer users. But if you often connect your computer to the public WIFI, hackers can assault your data blazing simply. Hackers can utilize a port-sniffer to locate an active PC, and then try to access the PC without gaining access.
Solutions: Firstly, you ought to get the habit of not connecting the device which contains the important data to the public WIFI. In addition, you should ensure that your computer has an active and reliable firewall.
5. Zero-day Attacks
Zero-day attack is a relatively newer kind of security trap. It will find out the new security vulnerabilities of system and can make use of them to compromise our PC. Also, there are no patches for these vulnerabilities. Thus it is considerably hard to fight against the zero-day attack by all the solutions mentioned above.
Solutions: In this situation, what you can do is just to keep all the good habits and pay attention to all of your online behaviors.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com