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It is time to give up the idea that security breaches are for big corporations and high profile figures. Any one of us can become a target. And we must learn the basics to protect ourselves.
Despite the stories you hear about the sophisticated methods employed by hackers, in most cases, it is simple negligence that allows them to carry out their attacks.
A 2014 report from IBM states that 95 percent of security breaches result from human carelessness. For example, despite all the warnings you see about creating strong passwords, you’d be surprised to learn that “12345” and “password” remain the two most common passwords on the internet.
Remember, it was “password” that was used by Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, that allowed intruders to gain access to his emails that sank her campaign.
First things first … Keep backups of your data
Keeping regular backups of your data outside of your computer has many benefits, especially for data recovery situations. But it is also important from a security perspective, as some breeds of cyberattacks, such as ransomware , target and corrupt your data in order to extort money from you. In such situations, having backups of your data can save you time, money, and headaches.
It’s so important that we place “Be Safe – Backup Your Data Regularly!” at the bottom of every article on TechViews News.