14 Jul 5 Ways to Avoid Malware
Here are 5 ways to defend your system from attacks or identity theft.
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This might be a given however if the licenses are not tracked and currently updated at all times. This can leave your system or network open to attacks. Recommended software includes Sophos, Windows Defender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics etc.
This will help you to protect your identity at all times by forcing the logins to be confirmed through other channels like SMS, Phone Call, Authenticator Apps, Secret Answers etc. Tools that you can use for corporate entities include Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.
Do not open links or files from your junk mail without consulting an IT support as it could be how malware can get into your system.
If the site is not a trusted site it is advised that you do not click links on it. Only make transactions and visit sites with https, on some web browsers A green padlock icon will appear on the search bar or the words ‘Secure’.
In order for your passwords not be cached on other systems by errors leaving you to possible attacks, it’s essential to use private browsing which does not save any information or history of the sites that you have visited giving you a way of safeguarding your details even if you access another individual’s systems.
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