What are The Biggest Cybersecurity Concerns People Have Today?
Data breaches exposed 4.2 billion records in 2016 alone. The same year, more than 15 million people became victims of identity frauds in the United States. Who can forget the hacking of Google accounts of Hillary Clinton’s campaign aids! When the former secretary of state can fall prey to hacking, you have to ask yourself – how well can the cybersecurity laws protect your online privacy?
Ashley Madison, the website that offers dating services to married individuals also faced a data breach that left its users in utter disbelief. The hacker who stole the data asked the website to shut down and when it didn’t, they released gigabytes of data that contained .gov and .mil email IDs, which added to the embarrassment. These are just a few of the many, many data breaches that occur every year. Is your information safe on your mobile phone, laptop, cloud storage, or anywhere else when you are connected to the internet? Or is it just a matter of time before your credentials end up in the hands of blackmailing hackers? Here are the biggest concerns that people have when it comes to their cybersecurity.
How Safe Is My Password?
Keeper, a password manager, recently released the list of 25 most common passwords, and “123456” was one of the list toppers. Really? Password is the one string of characters that protects complete access to your online lives, and 123456 is the best you can do? According to experts, changing passwords constantly, and changing the security settings regularly is a good bet. But, like in any case, common sense is your best protection. Common sense also helps you address the next concern.