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Who do hackers target the most?

These common groups get targeted by hackers all the time. 

Don’t allow your iPhone to automatically connect with trusted networks

The iPhone has a default setting that allows the device to automatically connect with known networks. Hackers can take advantage of this by setting up a fake network with the same name as a trusted source. If your iPhone connects to one of these malicious networks, the host will have access to your data. Avoid […]

Use your smartphone’s data network instead of public Wi-Fi

Most public Wi-Fi networks aren’t encrypted. If you’re connecting to the free internet at an airport or coffee shop, hackers may snoop on your online activity and intercept your private information. Cellular networks, on the other hand, encrypt all of your data. So if you’re in public and need to connect to the internet, turn […]

Disable the UPnP setting on your router

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows devices on your network, such as computers and printers, to locate and connect with one another. While this feature is convenient, it also serves as a gateway for hackers. You can disable UPnP anytime by going to the corresponding settings on your router.    

Update your browser plug-ins

Cybercriminals often target outdated plug-ins like Flash and Java since they’re easier to infect with malware. Keep hackers out by making sure you’re always running the latest version of those plug-ins, or, even better, don’t use them at all. Many sites now use HTML instead anyway.

Disable the camera and mic on your smart TV

When a hacker gains access to your smart TV, they can spy on you through the camera and listen to your conversations through the microphone. Some hackers might do this to find out when you’re not home so they can rob you or to capture information that can be used for blackmail. Protect yourself against […]