The most obvious, known, well-accepted fact is that we live, rather living in a digital era. We are surrounded by computers, tablets, mobile phones and many many more connecting-interconnecting networks and devices. We are so much dependent on these devices and other network facilitators that we cannot imagine our life without them. We have adopted Google as our ‘Great Guru’ and Facebook, Instagram, Watsapp, Snapchat, etc. as our ‘Fab Friend.’
What remains left out is our Safety and Security. When we talk about safety, it does not only mean safety against mental and physical harm. Online safety is also as important as mental and physical protection. Not to forget, we are prone to cyber-attacks and there is an increased chance of one, no matter who you are, where you are. For instance, the recent WannaCry Ransomware attack. It is considered to be one of the biggest cyberattacks in history. This attack majorly hit businesses and large government organizations such as hospitals in UK, FedEx, and the Russian Interior Ministry, among others.
These attacks cannot be stopped. They would happen again. What we can do to prevent such attacks from affecting us? The key is to take precautions to protect ourselves and our system from becoming victims of such attacks. Here are few precautions which can be taken for safeguarding our system. :
Cyber-attacks are meant to happen in future. There will be cyber threats. The only way out is to act wisely and your smartness can help protect from unwanted, unrecognized malware attacks.