Why do we take security issues for so granted? Security being an issue of utmost importance; should be given more attention, unfortunately people ignore it the most. We can see people using public Wi-Fi networks very commonly in our proximities like shopping malls, coffee shops, unaware of security of their data. We use internet on daily basis from various public Wi-Fi networks without even noticing that how many unknown and risky websites we have landed to. This gives direct invitation to hackers to steal our data that too very conveniently. We always have a conception that data protection is required in top secret agencies and defence services but the day since internet became an integral part of our lives; data protection became our need too. Yes, it is true.
People save all their necessary information in drives of computer system. By using a public network they expose all the private information within a public network which allows hackers to use it in all wrong ways. Moreover, while using a public Wi-Fi network and exploring websites without encrypted initials as- HTTPS, anyone on such network can see what you are doing. Furthermore, they can steal your browser cookies and passwords and even act as YOU on various virtual mediums. You cannot protect yourself by deleting files from your system or can’t even restrict yourself at home for using internet.
To protect your data from this stealing; all you can do is encrypt your home computer by running a web proxy. A web proxy will hide secure browsing details from intruders. However, a proxy won’t be enough and you would require a VPN too. There are varieties of VPN applications available in the market and one can easily have them. Once, the encryption is done you will be relived for your data protection. This encryption is known as vaulting and requires a password to access the details.
One should be on high alert to protect own self from cyber theft. Also, it is essential to be updated with latest cyber crimes and their remedies to save own self and dear ones.