Cyber attacks

Top 5 Ways to protect yourself from cyber attacks

If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely found yourself on the Internet at least once. And most likely, that meant researching a product or service, searching for answers to questions about health and wellness, and playing around with your favorite websites. But there are times when we need to be extra careful about how we use the Internet—and there are ways to ensure that you do so safely. Here’s a list of things I recommend:

  • Password Protection

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from cyberattacks is to use a password manager. A password manager stores your logins and other secrets in one place, so you don’t have to remember them all. It also helps you create strong passwords that are hard for hackers to crack.

For example, if someone were trying to guess your password at the same time as everyone else on the Internet was trying it (and they’re not?), then their chance of success would be lowered significantly because there are so many people using the same one—which means that if someone does get past yours, chances are good that others will find it too!

  • Update your OS

Updates are the best way to protect your OS. They’re free, and most likely released monthly, weekly, or daily. It’s important to keep your system updated so that you can receive security updates and patches for any vulnerabilities that may exist on your device. If a vulnerability is discovered in an operating system or application (such as Gmail), then an update will be released through iTunes or Google Play Store so that users can download it manually instead of waiting for Apple/Google to release new versions automatically via their respective app stores.

  • Install Malware Protection Software

Malware protection software is a type of security software that’s designed to help you keep your computer safe from malware, or malicious software. There are many different types of malware protection software available, including free downloads and paid subscriptions.

If you’re looking for a free download of malware protection software, try Panda Security: Antivirus & Firewall (for Windows), which comes with built-in anti-virus protection and firewall features that protect against viruses and other malicious threats on all devices within the system (including mobile devices). It also offers real-time protection against spyware, adware, rootkits, and other unwanted programs that can slow down your computer or cause problems while surfing the web.

  • Beware of Email Attachments

Email attachments are a common way to spread malware, and they’re almost always disguised as something innocent. If you receive an email from someone you know, be sure to open the attachment in your browser instead of clicking on it immediately. This tip can help prevent hackers from taking control of your computer by tricking users into opening malicious files attached to emails.

If you receive an email that seems suspicious or contains an attachment that looks like it’s infected with malware (for example, if it says “Press here”), don’t click on any links unless absolutely necessary! Instead, open up a new tab in your browser and visit Google Images for an image search engine or Wikipedia for more information about whatever is being discussed in the message recipient’s message (or just read through their profile).

  • Use VPN

    • Use a VPN to protect your identity online

VPNs can hide your identity and location, so you’re not easy to track down if someone wants to get ahold of you. They can also encrypt data, making it more difficult for hackers to steal information from you or anyone else who uses the same network as you do.

  • Use a VPN to protect against ISP surveillance

If an ISP (internet service provider) is willing to sell customer records without consent, then it’s possible for them (and anyone else with access) to perform mass surveillance on all its customers using ISPs like Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T/Cricket Wireless which sell personal information about their customers’ browsing habits back when they signed up for service with those companies


We hope you’ve found this article helpful. It’s important to remember that cyber attacks can happen to anyone and we must all be vigilant about protecting ourselves against them. Whether it be by using a password manager or using an up-to-date operating system, there are many ways in which individuals can protect themselves from these dangers. Remember that prevention is always better than cure!

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