With the recent hacks that have been prevalent in the news we here at ITConnexx thought it would be a good idea to go over some basic practices that make it harder for hackers to get to your data. Many people tend to get freaked out when it comes to security but with a few simple guidelines users can do alot to secure their data.

Strong Passwords

Have you ever tried setting a password for your computer or a website and have it force you to use different letters, symbols, and integers? Even though this might seem like an annoyance it is very necessary. Strong passwords are a simple way to make it harder for hackers to get at your personal data. So next time you type in a password think to yourself is this secure enough.

Two Factor Authentication

Many accounts these days have the capability of using two Factor Authentication. Two factor authentication provides identification of users by means of the combination of two different components. This can be translated to when you log into an account rather than just using a password to log in you also get an email, text, or message with a special code to a trusted device that confirms your identity before being granted access to the data. Like previously stated many accounts these days have the ability to do this it is another simple task to secure your data.

Updated Software

Even though there has been many security threats in the news lately upon further review many of them could have been avoided if warnings had been headed. For example, the famous ransomware WannaCry. Companies were warned to apply security patches to prevent being exposed the the EternalBlue Windows vulnerability that WannaCry utilized. The companies that did not paid for it dearly and made news outlets because of it. Moral of this story is to always try to stay up to date on software updates.

These are just a few simple examples of measures users can take to help make their personal and company data more secure. For more help and tips like these feel free to give us a call at 800-797-0345 or contact us at info@itconnexx.com.

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