Google wants you to follow these cybersecurity basics


As the world is turning completely digital, the need to be connected to the internet has become a necessity to everyone, rather than just a trend.

However, not all seem to be merry for staying connected to the web 24×7. As hackers and cyber crooks are always on a prowl of vulnerable of those who can be targeted easily by email scams, messages, malware or phishing attacks.

Since Google offers internet connected services to billions of devices, the tech giant has educated its service and app users with tips to remain safe and secure while on the web under the title of ‘ABCs of Internet Safety’ and those are as follows-

Never reveal your private details on web– Google discourages web users from sharing their details on the internet and this includes information such as mother’s name, birthdays, bank details or your personal contact number that can put to a potential risk on the world wide web.

Keep an eye on your Inbox- Usually all email users get spam mails, although their email provider filters most of such content before it is fed to the inbox. However, users need to be cautious while clicking on links sent via emails from unknown senders, as they can be laced with malicious malware links. FYI, Google already protects its users through a phishing protection tool that helps in warning the user about suspicious mails.

Password change is necessary for every one month- Google is offering free advice to its users to change your passwords on a frequent note as it helps protect an online account from password spray attacks, brute force attacks and data breaches. Also, make sure that the password you are creating is filled with a combination of alpha-numeric characters tucked with 1-2 special characters. And mind you, google offers a password check up tool to all its services like Gmail, Photos, Docs and Music services that helps in warning a user if their created password is weak or is at a cyber risk of being hacked.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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