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    What are the precaution points to secure our laptop from Hackers?


    Interested in securing laptop from hackers? Searching for a suitable software which can protect the laptop from virus and hackers? Here, on this page you can find suggestion from experts.

    What are the precaution points to secure our laptop from Hackers? Is there any security software which can help to safe our laptop 100 percent from virus and hackers? If you have any good idea then can you share with us so that we can implement to safe our data and software?
  • #144675
    Here are some of the things that you can do.

    1. Encrypt your hard disk with 12 character password. Make sure you write it down somewhere in book or so to not lose it. Otherwise you'd lose data if you forget password.
    2. Change Netbanking password every month. Make sure that passwords are 12 characters(upper & lowercase with number and symbol)
    3. Use a good antivirus. If possible avoid Norton as it affects system performance.
    4. Use a good firewalla and anti malware. Plenty of options out there.
    5. Make sure to scan everything that comes on your desktop or laptop.
    6. Avoid free Wifi. If choosing free Wifi, make sure to use VPN depending on speed.
    7. Avoid using netbanking and transactions through free wifi.
    8. Make sure to not save your credit card or debit card info and CVV number on any wallet or shopping site.
    9. Use alias instead of real name in most online sites.
    10. Don't disclose your financial details or even boast about it online. As that leads to fishing and hacking attempts if some people get interested in you.

    These are some of the options that you may be able to do to protect yourself from the hackers.

  • #144700
    Hackers are individuals who intrude in your system without permission. Some of the basic ways how we cannot let intruders get access to our system are as follows: -
    1) Have a good antivirus which is licensed.
    2) Change your passwords frequently.
    3) Delete history and Cache when you do an online transaction.
    4) Do not give your laptop to any unauthorized person.
    5) Password protected folders can also help.
    6) Don't copy password and other personal details on sticky notes or on the desktop.
    7) Whenever you open a secure site like facebook , net banking please ensure it has https rather than http.
    8)Set passwords that are not easy to guess.
    Hope these tips are helpful for you.
    Thanks

  • #144739
    Normally everybody is using anti virus software on all the systems. In addition to that we have to take some important precautions.We should not close the site without logging out. The password should be as difficult as possible. Don't keep it in writing anywhere. Make a password to open your laptop. Keep passwords for important folders. Don't make your laptop available to unknown persons.

    Here I am giving some good softwares available to protect your computer from Hackers.
    1.Windows defender advanced threat protection: It is a software that detects and removes malware.
    2.Reason core security: It is a security tool. It offers real time protection to your laptop.
    3.Microsoft's enhanced mitigation experience toolkit: It fine tunes the security features of windows.
    4.Superantispyware: It is a powerful anti hacking tool. It can detect and remove spyware, malware etc,.
    5.Anti hacker: This is a free tool. It is designed to ensure that no hacker can reach your laptop.
    6.Spybot search & destroy: It is a free tool compatible with microsoft 95 and later. It detects and removes spyware, adware,malware etc.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #144754
    Hackers enter or intrude into our system through the vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities are weak points or less secured spots in our computer either from the operating system deficiencies or from the loopholes occurring in the various software added by us.

    If we can plug the loopholes or vulnerabilities in our computer(devices) then we can be relatively safe from hacking.
    Ways for this is mostly covered in the previous answers. We need to be prudent and disciplined in the use of the compute.

    We should follow similar methods we use in our real life like keeping door closed, be vigilant if any one tries to intrude, not allowing strangers to peep deep or enter without permission,keeping rooms free of waste and clutter, removing old items and bringing in latest items etc.etc. All similar methods to be used in our computer also. In our house we safely keep the confidential items like keys and where we keep money etc.

    Just as a preventive door, we have to use a Firewall( some may be inbuilt in the security software we use also).
    We have to use a good security software and keep it updated.
    We have to use a good cleaner software . This can remove the vulnerable cookies etc.
    Keep passwords and keys safe and secret.The combination should be difficult to guess and break.(We do not divulge where we keep our house keys)
    Do not install any and every software coming from unknown and not well reputed sources. ( We usually do not accept gifts and food items from unrelated strangers generally)
    Keep browsers,anti-virus and the various software updated regularly( In our life we always ant to have the latest model gadgets dress or decorations)
    Keep regularly backing up your device storage in an external storage.. Do not store all you personal and confidential details in one place/in one computer itself. Do not mind the slight extra efforts. That will give some extra safety.
    Do not keep the same password for everything.
    Regularly scan the computer for vulnerabilities and take remedial steps to fix any vulnerability found.
    The above precautions can reduce the chances of hacking and even if hacked, can reduce the damage.

  • #144767
    There is no program that will give 100% protection, but they work well enough to deny general hackers.

    A full licensed version of internet security software nowadays has a wide range of security features including firewall, vulnerability check, system change control, secure keyboard and extra security layer when accessing bank sites etc.

    Paid versions are better than free versions. Often the free versions will tell you there is a virus or issue, but not fix it.

    One needs to go over each item listed in the settings and select what is required instead of just accepting the default settings. It is no good when you have the key to lock things up, and let the key stay in the keyhole or door handle.

    One other layer you can add is by becoming a "User" of your own laptop. If you are the only person using the device, then you are the "Administrator" by default. You have privileges to add other "User" accounts. You create a password for the Admin account, and then create a User account with another password. So now there are 2 accounts. (User and Administrator)

    When you boot up the laptop, it will ask you sign in as either one. You log in to the User account and go on. When there is a need to install a new program or to access network settings, etc the system will ask you to type he Administrator password. Being a User gives another layer of protection against a program installing itself unknowingly, or from a hacker who doesn't know that you are both the admin and user on the same laptop.

    By default the browsers will save your passwords in its memory. Do not let it do that, and do type in the access passwords manually each time. One can find the passwords easily in the settings for Chrome and Firefox. In this case one doesn't need a tech savvy hacker to usurp your laptop, just simply letting another person exploit your human weakness or laziness.

    Avoid using add-ons for browsers as much as possible, except the antivirus add-on.

    Password lengths of 16 and above are better than 8/10/12 character ones – there are programs available online that will bust these up quickly; the longer and complex the password, the longer it takes to get busted. Complex passwords include letters, capitals, special characters, and words not found in a dictionary.

    Facial recognition and fingerprint scan access can be bypassed also, so use complex passwords as much as possible until things improve.

    Network settings of your modem – do change the default names and passwords. The defaults are available online easily, so change it completely so a neighbor cannot tell whether you have BSNL or DLink or TPLink or whatever modem model.

    To be in a better secure position, do not use social networking in the laptop. Keep a separate phone, email and SIM number dedicated for that. You'd gain from keeping your work and lifeline away from channels that will lead hackers into your life. Never mix the two. This may not be possible for some but definitely worth it if you can manage it.

    Most of all, be alert to any warning pop-ups that come up and don't ignore them, else the computer will think for you without your permission.

    I would recommend Kaspersky Internet Security - it seems to be at the top of list and has a wide range of security settings.

  • #144898
    Steps to protect your laptop from hackers, virus & Malware are given below :-

    1. Use a password : Ensure that your operating system is protected with password
    2. Disable booting from CD or USB in your laptop
    3. Encrypt your hard drive
    4. Use a virtual private network (VPN)
    5. Use Firewall on your laptop
    6. Install a Antivirus on your laptop
    7. Use secure email
    8. Update all your software and use original software's not pirated
    9. Backup your files at regular Interval
    10. Install tracking software
    11. Defragmentation
    12. Check for known vulnerabilities
    13. Proper shut down and close all files before shutdown


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