There are many ways to get hacked in this present day and age, and hackers have gotten smarter in the ways employed in compromising user security. However, data compromise still remains an event caused by the negligence of users. Failure to ignore the simple rules of online safety could lead to loss of data, both personal and corporate.
These simple tips are five ways to ensure your online safety and prevent data compromise
1FREE IS NOT SECURE
Remember those free wi-fi available at airports and cafés? Run away from them! Wireless networks with open authentication means the data exchange between devices is completely insecure. Open wi-fi is a haven for hackers, as they can be used to setup honeypots for gathering data in transit, and for carrying out man-in-the-middle attacks