Different Techniques to Keep Hackers at Bay

Hackers have been causing constant mayhem on the web since forever. It’s just that they kept on evolving and coming up with new techniques to hack a system. The worst of all those techniques is phishing. The different kinds of phishing attacks that hackers have been using more and more during the time of the current pandemic are:


  • Spear phishing 

  • Pharming 

  • Vishing 

  • Social engineering 


The reasons that people fall prey to such attempts is that they do not use anti-phishing techniques like they should. The ones that are extremely important for protecting a system on the internet from hackers are as follows. 


1. A Strong Password Will Keep You Safer


All the devices that are present on the internet – mobile phone, tablets, even gaming monitors – must be password protected. If you don’t change the default password of the system or use a weak one, hackers will exploit backdoors to release malware and steal sensitive information by locking you out of your system. 


Here’s how you can generate a strong password. 


  • Use a password management software that not just stores all your passwords but also offers wonderful unique password suggestions. 

  • The suggestions can be further complicated with the use of numbers and letters and symbols in a random sequence.  


2. Protecting the Password is another Advanced Technique 


Strong passwords that are backed by 2-FA or MFA are best when it comes to giving hackers a very tough time. 


When a system has enabled MFA, backdoor password isn’t the only factor that has to be fed in the system in order to get the access. There are additional 2 or 3 factors. If a user can clear all those factors, only then the system can be accessed. Since hackers prefer getting into easier systems, they mostly pass by MFA protected systems. 


3. Network Segmentation Works like a Charm for Organizations 


Don’t store all the information in one main network. Make many networks and each one should be independent of each other and yet be main. That’s because only 1 bit of information is stored in 1 network. 


This damage control tactic has many benefits. 


  • Hackers can’t creep inside other networks since they are entirely independent entities from the hacked one. 

  • The cybersecurity team gets enough time to limit the spread of the malware any further.


4. Patching and Debugging are Essential 


Install updates and patch the router from time to time. These are the practices that’ll help you get rid of vulnerabilities.


All in all, a combination of techniques go into safeguarding a system from phishing attacks. 

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