Monday, 31 August 2015

Protect Your Computer From Identity Theft

By Rohit Saith  |  21:39 No comments

Apparently, living in this high tech era the chance of cyber crimes is much more than ever before. Identity theft is one such critical issue which has become a nightmare for several users recent past. You may lose the access of your financial accounts, or surprisingly found yourself involved in legal issues. Every now and then cyber criminals discover more dangerous and deceptive ideas to steal users confidential information via network. Well, identity theft is a kind of online scam played by the criminals in order to personal data including name, financial secrets, business info, browsing history, login details, etc. 

How Your Identity Can be Stolen?

You may become victim of identity theft through several deceptive ways including malware infection, junk mails, visiting suspicious sites, creating account on unknowns website, filling information in unknown online survey and many more. Many a times identity theft takes place due to data breached on companies and educational sites. Furthermore, it also has been seen that criminal uses social media information to steal your identity. No matter what the reason behind this but if your confidential data falls in wrong hands then you are likely to witness severe legal as well as financial issues. 

Hence, it would be quite sensible to be careful about every bit of information that you provide on Internet. You should need to make sure that you are following all the precaution measures properly while surging Internet because it is rightly said that precaution is always better than cure. If nothing then you can at least make it harder for the criminals to access or steal your data. There are few useful informations has been listed below which will surely help you to protect your computer from identity theft, take a look. 

Use a Firewall : Firewall is an inbuilt feature for Windows based computer systems which blocks all kind of unauthorized access on your computer. You just need to make sure that Firewall is on in your system in order to do so go your Windows security center from control panel and switch on Firewall option. 

Use Powerful Antimalware Application : It is always very important to protect your system from malware attacks cause if your system get infected with any critical spyware infection then it can not only steal your crucial data from system but can also cause several other issues in your PC. Therefore, you should use a powerful antimalware application and protect your system from all kind of malware threats. 

Install Update Patch for Your Windows Computer OS : Microsoft release update patch for your Windows system operating system which which not only helps your to gain smooth system performance but also can also protect your system from severe issues including identity theft. 

Protect Your System With Password : Protecting your computer with a password can proves to be very helpful as it pretend your files from any unauthorized access. 

Encrypt Your Data : Encryption data will gives you an extra layer of protection against identity threat as encrypted files can not be read without a correct password or decryption key. 

Other Options : Do safe browsing to avoid identity theft, read carefully before filling any online form, do not use your financial details everywhere, do not open spam email attachments on your computer, do not visit any unknows or suspicious sites, avoid clicking any kind of unknow links and many more.

Hopefully, the above information will help you to protect your confidential or personal data from cyber criminals and to avoid identity theft on your Windows computer. 

Author: Rohit Saith


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