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Nowadays it is very common to have attacks over the internet, just click on a link and we are subject to being hacked. Certainly no one would like to be the target of these attacks, that being said, in this article we will show you some tips to better protect yourself in the Internet world.

Some of the top cyber attacks:

It includes monitoring users’ behavior and unauthorized access to personal data they enter on the internet in general. For example, if the user accesses certain banking or e-commerce websites, it is enabled to capture bank passwords or credit card numbers.

Phishing is a famous cybersecurity threat. It is used when a malicious person uses a fake address that looks like the original to copy the page. As a result, they redirect users to websites that use suspicious links and misleading quotes to steal their data.

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) contains a more complex and powerful strategy that sends a large number of requests to the server to interrupt it, thus pushing it to its processing limit. Remember that the web server is a computer. If someone opens a lot of heavy processes and programs on the PC, it will be found to be completely unstable. The same logic applies to this type of cybercrime.

Defacement or deface as it is known, is a technique that involves changing the content and aesthetics of a web page. English-derived words are used for information security and are used to categorize attacks carried out by hackers. These hackers are computer users who generally have limited technical knowledge, as it takes several hours to explore and find vulnerabilities in websites.

The main objectives of these cyberattacks are:

  • Steal personal information;
  • Corrupt information;
  • Attack systems or equipment;
  • Steal identity;
  • Sell personal data;
  • Stealing money;

How to avoid it?
To avoid these attacks, we can adopt several prevention measures, such as keeping the antiviruses active and always updated on our devices that are connected to the Internet.
We may also avoid making financial transactions over open networks or on public computers and checking files attached to messages or emails from strangers, avoiding downloading them if you are unsure of their content.

Use Security Certificate (SSL):
A website with SSL Certificate nowadays is more than essential for anyone who surfs the internet, we need to know if the website is secure before we trust our personal information, and it is with the SSL certificate (the famous HTTPS) that guarantees the security in this process. Having an SSL shows a green lock on the browser bar, and ensures the site’s security.

Use a firewall:
To be protected from some attacks, such as DDoS, it is essential to adopt a firewall. A firewall acts as a defensive barrier and filter, protecting the user from something suspicious. Thus, it is possible to combat threats and prevent an attack even before it starts.

Optimize your passwords:
It is important that passwords are strong, not very obvious and with the widest possible range of characters. To make a strong password, the user can use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
For example: HubAtivo_123!

If you still have questions about whether your site is secure, please contact our web design team, who will help keep your site secure. For more information, contact us through our contact page or visit the Active HUB in Portimão.

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