Secure your money, protect your children and your identity in the online environment.
Security in the online world has always been an issue. Companies are investing billions of dollars in cyber security and looking for various upgrades to keep up with all the cyber-attacks that are coming.
Gartner Inc. is a Stamford-based technology research and consulting firm that plays an important and decisive role in international research. Gartner has estimated that by the end of 2022 the cost of information security could be more than $170.4 billion.
From the advent of the internet to the present day, we face a multitude of attacks that can affect all aspects of our lives.
Our personal data is required for every application or access we want to have in the online environment.
Practically most of the time this data of ours, is taken by the platforms we access and used as they wish.
In addition to this data that we provide for free, there is a wide range of cyber-attacks that take place every day.
Here are just 3 of the most common types of cyber-attacks:
1. Ransomware attacks
- ransomware is a type of malware (describes a wide range of malicious programs) that encrypts data files on your computer.
- your data cannot be recovered in any form if your phone or computer is infected.
- those who carry out such attacks usually demand rewards for issuing a key to decrypt the data.
2. IOT (Internet of things) attacks
- IOT devices: smart watches, tablets or smart home accessories, have become an essential part of our daily lives and vulnerable in equal measure.
- cybercriminals have turned their attention to this area. User interest in smart devices has increased and so have cyber-attacks.
3. Phishing attacks
- phishing is one of the most common cybercrimes. Typically, a phishing attack comes in the form of a malicious email
- phishing activity is an attack that attempts to steal personal information to fraudulently gain access to your online accounts.
- to do this, it pretends to be a friend, a business partner, a colleague or an invoice and asks for something.
- because the sender looks like someone you know, you probably won’t suspect a thing and will give what they ask for.
The vulnerability we all feel in the online world is extremely high. Whether we are talking about a company or an individual, we are exposed to these attacks.
Even if there is massive investment in finding the best possible security, things are still far from being solved.
Many people don’t realize the risks they are exposed to until something happens and most of the time, nothing can be done.
3 bad things that can happen if you don’t have security:
- you can lose your money;
- pictures or videos can disappear from your phone, resulting in blackmail;
- your personal data can be sold and used for nefarious purposes.
There is talk of increased security in blockchain and this gives us hope to safety.
A question arises, is it sustainable and complete?
Let’s not forget that hackers stole $1.4 billion this year using the bridges between blockchain systems.
There are many other things that can happen online that are quite hard to avoid, such events happen every day.
You may now be thinking that you install all sorts of activiruses or programs to keep you away from all of this, but that’s not enough.
How can you protect yourself online?
“Passwords are like underwear. Don’t let people see it, change it very often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers.” – Chris Pirillo
– never click on links or attachments in suspicious emails;
– change passwords frequently and use complex passwords;
– avoid messages that seem urgent or too good to be true;
– take your time and think before you click;
– never download attachments from an unknown source, or if you do scan the document;
– don’t access emails from public wifi;
– install a licensed ativirus.
There are a lot of No’s and if we were to follow every step it would mean wasting a lot of time and resources.
That’s why Sourceless over the last few years has created a puzzle of what a secure ecosystem means for every user.
The platform complements everything that currently exists and offers a 100% encrypted CLOUD, DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology), peer-to-peer communication and cybersecurity of (256B-512B, compared to128b in the current web.
This means that the Sourceless platform offers the possibility of having the highest encrypted security that exists to date.
Our next articles will explain how we do this and how you can be secure with everything you own online.
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