Monday, April 23, 2018

Cyberattack, don’t worry Protect yourself with this quick and easy steps

Follow these simple tips and precautions to help keep your devices — and yourself — safe in the event of a Big One.
So you’ve heard there could be a big cyberattack coming…

The fast increase in the rate of cybercrime throughout the globe has businesses and individuals worrying about the security of their sensitive data.Various techniques including Adware, Trojan Horse, Virus and others are camouflaged under an attractive online advertisement or an email to make the users shed their PC defense system.Once the user trusts these tricks and clicks on them, it leads to the creation of a backdoor through which hackers can access any personal data.The internet is filled with a number of threats including infected downloads, adware, freeware, online links and others.Although, even a simple infected file in an individual’s computer can do much harm but there are programs more malicious and harmful than others.This Dangerous Malware Programs are OverwritingVirus, Keyloggers, Bootkits, Ransomware, Trojans and Backdoors.

Steps to keep our devices proctected from these malware;

Step 1. Update your antivirus software a good antivirus can do more than just block malware from getting into your computer. If you want your antivirus to hold up against a massive attack, there are a couple of essential features you should be on the lookout for.

Router security:Our wifi inspector feature, included in our free antivirus, scans your home network and router for vulnerabilities. If you are using a different antivirus, don’t settle for less — if it won’t cover your router and home network too, it's time to switch.

Behavior analysis:State-sponsored cyberattacks often use sophisticated malware that can stay hidden in your computer for a long time, until it suddenly activates and starts causing mayhem.Make sure your antivirus also keeps an eye out for anything that suddenly starts acting weird in your PC and stops it in its tracks.

Step 2.Boost your router and network security with this quick checklist
  • Open your router settings page and do this:
  • Ensure that the SSID (or Wireless Network Name) has a unique name (not the default one that comes with it!).
  • Change the default admin username and password for your router.
  • Turn on WPA2 encryption.
  • Upgrade your router firmware.
  • Disable any remote access services.
  • Make sure you trust all the devices that you connect to your network.
  • If you have installed Avast Antivirus, run Wi-Fi Inspector regularly.
Step 3.Protect your friends and relatives from these Malware.
It really doesn’t cost a thing to make sure everyone you love has essential protection up and running — and in the event of a national-scale cyberattack, you really should do this right about yesterday.

  • You can either send them to our Avast Tech Support website.
  • Or, if you are an Avast user you can call us on our toll free number1-888-479-2017’

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