Our greater or lesser exposure to risk on the internet is linked to our digital habits. From how we create passwords for the accesses we do, to whether we care about having a good antivirus installed.
According to a survey carried out by NordVPN, it was noticed that around 80% of Brazilians are creating strong passwords, but in a ranking analyzing other digital habits, Brazilians apply on average around 33% of good practices.
For more information on creating more secure passwords, see this article: Errors We Can Avoid When Creating a Password – Blog – Ravel Tecnologia
bad digital habits
Bringing up the subject above, in addition to the creation of more complex passwords, the good practice of not repeating passwords and having a secure password management is highlighted. In other words, it’s no use having passwords saved in an open document or typed in your email.
If you need to pass a password to someone, prefer to go through a call. And if you really needed to go through the email or message, change the password as soon as the other person informs you that you have made the necessary access.
Many people send their full credit card information to make a purchase. Beware too! If really necessary, prioritize using digital cards where the CVV periodically expires. Or send part of the data over one channel and another part over the other. For example numbers via email and CVV via WhatsApp or via a call.
Email always needs to be a point of attention. Be wary of links received without solicitation. And here it also validates for messaging apps. On this topic, we cover more information in this article: What is Phishing? – Technology Blog – Ravel Tecnologia
Thinking about the privacy of each one, it is also recommended to consult the privacy settings area in the services you have registered. Many services allow you to leave your data less exposed, but it could be that the default setting is making it wide open.
Digital good practices
Keep your software up to date. Here goes for everything from your cell phone system, through the applications installed on it, to the programs installed on your computer. Have you noticed in your browser that it is common to have the “Refresh” button highlighted? If there is an update to be made in the browser you use for personal or professional access, do it immediately, as you will probably be at a high security risk.
And always have your data backed up. As cautious as you are, you will never be 100% safe. Therefore, it is important to have peace of mind not to lose your information.
Management as prevention
Speaking of corporate environments, the application of a centralized Device Management policy minimizes risks and optimizes the application of good security practices in a centralized manner, without each one having to carry out an individualized action.
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