POE Question 7

2015 TOP 5 CYBERSECURITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • Ransomware
  • The internet of things
  • Cyber-espionage
  • Insecure passwords
  • Cyber theft increases

A lot of people complain that their online accounts has being hacked, but is this really happing. But this things are done so easily because hackers don’t just use magic. Many people or most are reusing passwords for same accounts without changing the passwords and this is very dangerous because many websites like link in and eHarmony have had their passwords data-base lacked. Attackers can try these email address username and passwords combinations on other website and gain access to many accounts

Lot of people are reusing passwords for their email accounts which be more risky because your email account could be used to reset all your passwords. Attackers gained access to it however good you are at keeping your passwords you cannot be able to control how well this services you are using do secure your passwords because if you reuse all your passwords and one company slips up on your accounts will be at risk you must use different passwords.

The only way to make this go or avoid this you have to perform a required software updates for your operating system and web browser. Install a firewall on your computer, change your passwords often, purchase or download anti-virus software, delete emails from unknown sources

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