Important nuances that will help protect you from hacking or fraud:
1. Do not post important information on social networks. This applies not only to passwords and usernames, bank information, but also to statuses. For example, by posting a note about a long upcoming trip, the user risks returning to the robbed housing. A high percentage of robberies in real life is based on information obtained from social networks.
2. Use different passwords for social media accounts, email, and set the administrator permission for a PC or other hardware. It is difficult to remember a large number of different code words, but this will significantly reduce the risk of hacking, both the device and accounts, e-mail.
3. Use the private browsing mode ("Incognito"). Depending on the browser, a mode is available that hides the user's actions on the network, and does not save the viewed pages in the history. These modes will not save the information that can be used to restore the user's path on the network.
4. Regularly clear cookies, which not only help to make your visit to the site comfortable, but also save any data entered by the user, including bank card passwords, personal information.
Also, to ensure your own safety, ordinary care will help. Keep track of the information that resources request, do not enter data if the site seems unsafe or requests personal information. It is not necessary to communicate with strangers or little-known accounts in social networks, especially not to transfer important data through messengers, chats.
In addition to caution and maximum care, it is also worth resorting to effective ways to combat dangers, hacking, virus software, fraud. The most effective methods are antivirus programs, VPNs, or keyloggers.
A VPN protects the user by creating an encrypted channel for transmitting information, replacing the real location with a virtual IP address. The network has a large number of paid and free programs that will help protect your personal actions. For example, a free trial version of a VPN without a credit card will help you get better acquainted with the functionality of the software, choose the most suitable program.
To protect your personal security, you can use the built-in security of the Windows operating system and Microsoft Defender, additional paid or free programs – for example, Kaspersky, Avast. The built-in Windows functions can work offline, scan the device for viruses, and disable themselves if an additional installed program is used.