Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to safeguard our personal and financial data?

Nowadays, the popularity of using computer are increasing especially for the personal and financial data. Unfortunately, the hacker who is break into computer for the threat and fraud also increase. So as a user of computer need to safeguard our own personal and financial data so that their personal data will not give the hacker an opportunity to hack especially use for criminal use and not be a victim.

The steps to safeguard our personal and financial data are:

Password are the key for us to acess our personal data information that we would not wish to give other to acess it. We need to create a strong password and keep them well protected so that other will not easily steal our personal and financial data. Example of strong password are make it lengthy, combine letters, numbers, and symbols which are use the entire keyboard. Remember that never use sequences or repeated character or other information that easily guess by others as our password.

Private and Confidential mean that never disclosure our personal information and financial data to others especially our password. Always must keep our passwords hidden from friends or family member especially children that who could pass them to other less thrustworthy individuals. We also need to avoid accessing financial information in public which place that provide wireless connection because we never know that firewall are provide or not.It also encourage hackers to hack into our confidential data and steal information from the wireless connectioan area.

Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria. When we access internet we must make sure that the computer is provide this software program.

Anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer virus, worms and trojan horses that may steal or modify the data on our own computer and leave our vulnerable . Besides install anti-virus software we need constantly update the anti-virus program so that can detect the latest malware and to avoid the attackers take the advantage of the outdated anti-virus software.

The important thing that we must always remember that have a habit to log out before we close our browser which contains our personal information. There will no reputable company will ask for your password, account number, or other log-in information via e-mail or instant message. Last but not least, never open an attachment or click on a link sent to you by an unknown person. Because the attachments can contain viruses and links that can lead unsuspecting users to dummy sites where they are asked to input financial information.

Conclusion it is very important for everbody to taken an appropriate safeguard to protect our personal and financial data.