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There’s more to security than just passwords

There is a misconception that having just a password to our account makes it secure. There have been many cases where users accounts have been hacked and their personal information being exploited. To open these accounts they used social engineering concepts. Social Engineering basically is the use of diverting and manipulating individuals into revealing their personal information which may be used for fraudulent purposes. Well in social engineering the attacker might divert you to a fraudulent website which looks similar to the website you might be visiting. When you enter your credentials your password has already been revealed. But yes there are some things which can help you out.

1) Use a VPN when on Public Wi-Fi: When you are on Public Wi-Fi there are many prying eyes that might be monitoring your activities. Activities that are monitored include usernames and passwords of websites you visit. Connecting to a VPN helps you to hide your IP thereby, making it impossible for hackers to monitor your network activities. All censored websites can be unblocked with VPN. Choose VPNShazam and enjoy your cyber freedom with VPN.

2) Never link accounts and use unique passwords on main accounts: When accounts are linked it becomes easy for an attacker to just crack and get into one account. As accounts are linked hackers can make their way through easily. Bank accounts can be considered main accounts as we perform online transactions. Use a unique password like ‘Lovemelikeyoudo@2018’ which is both complex and difficult to crack.

3) Always apply 2FA(Two Factor Authentication) : 2FA is an authentication method which has been implemented by Gmail and other services to validate the login. When a user logs in, a code is sent to his mobile via text message and user needs to enter the code in order to access his account. 2FA and VPN can together prove to be most secure as with 2FA you are authenticated and with VPN no one can see your real IP address.

So, make your accounts more and more secure as hackers are improving their skill set too. Stay ultra safe and ultra secure with VPNShazam.

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