Hacking of Pakistani officials’ phones should worry you too. Here are 10 tips to keep your data safe online

Here are the best ten ways to keep your data private:

Data security and privacy is a huge concern in today’s digital age. Data breaches, continue revealing the personal data of millions of people, even a single breach can suffer identity theft or blackmail, while organizations face financial loss along with the trust of its customers and investors.

Today, online users are more aware of their security as compared to the early days of the internet. However, when it comes to the data breach, the internet users are not completely protected. We hear a lot about threats and leaks where the privacy of users has been compromised.

Here are the best ten ways to keep your data private:

Create Strong Passwords & Beat Hackers:

The first safety step is to create a strong password. Your password should at least have eight characters with a combination of numbers, letters, and special characters.


App Permissions:

You need to be very careful while allowing permission to various apps to run on your device. If you find anything doubtful like a calculator app asking for permission, to access your call records then avoid installing such risky apps.


 Avoid Open & Public Wi-Fi networks:

Open networks cause safety challenges for data security. It is best to use password-protected networks.

Moreover, a sensitive task, like transferring money, should not be performed on an open network.


Up-to-date Software:

Keep your software up-to-date to avoid security issues. One of the easiest targets of hackers is outdated soft wares.


Don’t Click on Suspicious Links (Phishing Attack):

Malicious links have words like amazing offers or discounts to dupe you so always avoid clicking such content to keep your device safe. Once you click, different kinds of viruses’ spread in your device and cause some serious damage.


Turn Off Unnecessary Services:

Unnecessary enabling of services like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS can cause serious damage to the safety of your device. You should immediately disable these services once you are done using them.

Install from Trustworthy Sources:

You should only install and download content from official sources. Moreover, check ratings and reviews of the program before installing it.

Download Antivirus:

By installing antivirus in your device, you can avoid many security threats including, ransomware, spyware, adware, Trojans, viruses and other malware threats.

Data Backup:

Keep data backups because this action will help you recover your data in case of any virus attack or unintended deletion. External devices and cloud services can be used for better security of your data.

Delete Unused Apps:

It is a best practice to uninstall unused apps; they not only occupy space but can also cause a security threat to your device. Many third-party apps were recently caught in a data breach that affected millions of Facebook and Twitter users.

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  • This is the most worthlees piece of article I have ever read. Even if you install antivirus I can take your cellphone via any wifi or install any app with virus.

  • Thank you for the great tips. I’m backing up my data right now. Thank you this article is very helpful and the need of the hour

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