It is almost impossible to avoid being avictim of cybercrimes completely because everyone is a user of some form oftechnology device and most of important information stored on some computersystem. Which makes hackers have multiple ways of accessing different informationfrom all over the world. There are ways to prevent and or decrease your chancesof becoming a victim, users must install and keep up-to-date antivirusprograms, firewalls and spyware checkers. Along with keeping them up to date,users must make sure that they run the scans regularly. **Persistent control addsa bonus to relocating data on any device, thus preventing any misuse, alsogiving you awareness the location of your data file if any cyber-attacks wereto occur. Being persistent about the whereabouts of what, when, and where yourinformation is being used helps authorities to stop the attack before any realdamage is done. There are many companies out there thatprovide free software, but there are other you can purchase, along with that ofthe many produced by the leading companies providers; in addition, thosecompanies provide free version of their paid or subscription antivirussoftware.
Encryption of information that you do not want anyone to haveunauthorized access to is a good way to avoid some cybercrimes; informationsuch as password and credit card information for example. Encryption softwareruns your data through encryption algorithms to make it unintelligible toanyone who tries to hack into your computer.Another good precautionis to be weary of who you divulge your personal information to.
Try to avoidunknown websites, in particular those that ask for your name, mailing address,bank account number or social security number. When doing online shopping makesure website is secure, look for urls that starts with “https”and/or have theTrustee or VeriSign seal. If you do not see these anywhere on the site, you runthe risk of submitting credit card information and other personal informationto a site that maybe a fraud