Do not use open wireless networks as long as you do not have to do so.
The quota of internet package in your mobile device can be in annoying level at times. In such a situation, an open wireless network that is accessible, and does not require a password, and has a low security level, can seem like a life-saving. However, these types of networks are also vulnerable against attacks on account of their nature, and thus if you do not have a strong cyber security application, you can become an open target for cyber attackers. In such a case, the valuable data on your device, maybe passwords, can be obtained by attackers. Therefore, you should not use open wireless networks as long as you do not have to do so.
Back Up Your Important Data
When it comes to backup, most individuals rely on their computer's hard drive or their phone's memory card. However, this situation puts you at the risk of not being able to recover that valuable data again, both when you are faced with cyberattacks and in the event that the disk or phone is damaged or stolen. Cloud storage fields, which are widely used today, and which you can carry almost all of them to high capacity with low fees, can be life-saving. However, here, too, you should not compromise security, you should choose services, with high security standards, and which provide double-factor protection against the possibility that your account is compromised.
The Screen of Your Computer and Phone is Private for You, Do Not Share them
Sometimes it can be quite enjoyable to turn on your computer and work on it or do something distracting in an outdoor cafe. However, in such environments, you can also attract the attention of wondering eyes. In such a case, the personal data you enter on your screen may suddenly fall into the hands of the owners those wondering eyes. Therefore, you should position your device in way that only you can see it, and if the device in question is your phone, you should pay the same attention.
Do Not Ignore Updates
With smart phones, we have happened to come across applications that are frequently updated. If automatic update option of your devices is turned on, these updates are automatically installed on your device. However, if you postpone their installation on account of internet quota or similar concerns, you will leave an open door for those who want to leak into your system, which can result in seizure of data on your device, installation of a malware on your system, or use of your system as a zombie computer for a DDoS attack.
Do Not Do Online Shopping from Unsafe Websites
One of the advantages of shopping online is undoubtedly being able to buy the product you want cheaper. However, it is useful to examine the security standards of the website, from which you will shop, while following the prices. For this, you should pay attention that the address line starts with "https" instead of "http", and you should examine the information on the home page of the website regarding which security standards the website is protected with- it is usually located at the bottom.
Don't Manage Your Entire Digital World with Only One Password
When it comes to complex passwords, the human brain may not be efficient enough. Normally, a strong password has a combination of letters (uppercase and lowercase letters), symbols, and numbers. However, many people prefer to use passwords that include their years of birth rather than this type of password. You might think "Who could know my birth year?". What is important here is that cyber attackers can easily crack a predictable password rather than they know the year correctly. Another point about which you should be careful is that you should not use the same password everywhere. It is extremely important to protect your data in the cyber world, by choosing the right type of combination for you, and using a combination of passwords in a way that, even if one of your passwords is stolen, others cannot be predicted.