The Cybersecurity Threats for women You Should Know About!


The Cybersecurity Threats for women You Should Know About!

The Cybersecurity Threats for women You Should Know About!_.

CYBERSECURITY is one major things in today’s life that worries us because of the fact that now everything has become digitalized and we are bound to roam around the four walls of the computer screen so much that it also increases the threat for attacks on us as everything personal is very quickly shared on the internet, which is a chance for all the hackers and fraudsters to make wrong use of our personal information. And one can see that there have been cases where women users have been a target thus it is time for us to know that what kind of cybersecurity threats a women can face.

A women’s image can be easily defamed by breaking the cybersecurity and not it is the question about image but also about the hard earned money that can also be robbed because we have failed somewhere to take care of the security of our devices like laptops, phones and tablets.

But before we get to know what kind of threats women can experience it cybersecurity is breached, we shall look at what exactly is cybersecurity and then move on to see what kind of threats a women can actually be a target of.

Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity is a practice that protects systems, networks, and systems from digital attacks. These cyber-attacks are usually intended to access, modify, or destroy sensitive information; consumer fraud; or disrupting normal business processes. It is the security that helps us keep our information safe on the various digital media platforms, as well as on our phones and laptops as well.

“Passwords are like underwear: don’t let people see it, change it very often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers.” – Chris Pirillo

An unfortunate number of women are victims of cybercrime. According to a recent study, more and more women are known to use the Internet to enrich their relationships with men. Young women, those aged 18-24, experience some form of serious abuse at the highest levels: 26% of these young women are online, and 25% are victims of cyberbullying. Increasing internet access and the rapid spread of information on mobile devices has created new opportunities that can put some women at risk, so it is important to be aware of the risks.

#11 threats for women one should know about.

1.      Do not share passwords.

It may sound silly. Who has the right mind set who shares his password, right?

That's not right. You may have shared your password with a trusted friend or partner. According to the Norton Cyber Crime Report two-thirds believe it is more dangerous to share their email with a friend than to lend them their car. Fear makes sense. While friends may not intentionally hurt you, they may mistakenly reveal your password to someone else. Sometimes relationships change before your password does. Use common sense and keep those passwords private and complex.

2.      Do not leave your webcam connected.

There are so many apps that can unlock your camera and subtly record your movements without your knowledge. As a warning disable camera clearance and keep your camera lens closed or closed when not in use.

3.      Do not associate with acquaintances online alone.

Always let your friends and family know where you are going and who you are meeting. Be sure to meet someone at a crowded coffee shop or mall.

4.      Show only as needed.

There are many evil actors who browse social networking sites to start friendships with ignorant women. Be careful about posting information about your location and lifestyle. Stalkers can find ways to reach you with a simple photo or status update. Disable geotagging on your camera. Only allow it if needed. Any device with ‘location service’ enabled puts you at risk of exposing your exact location at any time.

5.      Update all operating systems on your devices.

They can be a nuisance. But they are very important to keep you safe. Security updates and patches keep the latest threats away. Keep them busy no matter how busy you are.

6.      Protect your devices with anti-virus software

Having a cell phone or tablet that does not have security features is like sitting in a house with the doors open. Both android and mac devices are at risk from malicious software that attacks and controls your life. Always install a reliable security system like Norton Security on all your devices.

7.      Learn to read the fine print well

Know and understand the privacy policy and terms of service of any service you use. Some websites may own, sell, rent or resell your information to anyone they want. This can be a serious problem and the law may not be able to protect you as you agree to the terms and conditions.

8.      There is no such thing as 'free'

Free items come like games, donations, deals, etc. It may be infested with viruses, spyware, and malicious software. These can enter your device and capture all your data.

9.      Block people you do not want to contact

Never feel pressured to reject friendship requests from strangers. Trust your instincts and ignore them, do not be friendly or block them. You can choose who lives on your friends list.

When it comes to security, both online and offline, common sense is the first line of defence. Your natural instincts play a vital role in your protection. If something feels 'closed', go with your instincts. You do not need to explain your thoughts to anyone.

10.  Third Party (Vendors, Contractors, Partners)

External companies such as retailers and contractors pose significant risks to companies, many of which do not have a secure system or a dedicated team to manage these outsourced employees.

As cybercriminals become more complex and cybersecurity threats continue to grow, organizations are increasingly aware of the potential threats posed by outside companies. However, the risk is still high; The U.S. Customs and Border Protection joins the list of top victims in 2021.

11.  Connected Cars and automated Cars

While the non-driving vehicle is near, but not yet available, the connected vehicle is present. The connected car uses internal sensors to improve its performance and comfort of the passengers. This is usually done with embedded integration, installed as a modem or smartphone. As technology advances, connected cars are becoming more common; by 2020, about 90 percent of new cars will be connected to the Internet, according to a report entitled “7 Connected Car Trends Improve the Future.”

For hackers, this rise in automotive production and design means another opportunity to exploit the vulnerability of unsafe systems and to steal sensitive data and / or malicious drivers. In addition to safety concerns, connected vehicles pose a serious privacy concern.

And what is even more surprising is the fact that these hackers and cyber bullies just keep on coming up with various methods each and every day to threat and attack not only women but everyone who uses the internet. Thus, ladies and also everyone else who reads this beware of what you share on the internet and to whom you share because within the blink of an eye you can be robbed or your photo can be used for all the wrong reasons. So make sure to see of what you share and to whom.

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