A Guide To Save Your Online Accounts From Being Hacked

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Most of the online accounts get hacked due to clicking on unknown links and also by malware and by Softwares which are use to keep an eye on you.

People who usually get hacked!!! :-#
Firstly visiting porn sites.
Secondly by clicking on the links be it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Thirdly by installing unsafe softwares. There are Softwares which are FREE and OPEN SOURCE and they are very useful, but they keep track of your online activities and send anonymously information about your activities to the maker or anyone who has been defined as the receiver. It keep record of every key pressed on the keyboard and also the movements and clicks made by your mouse.

I cannot assure that you will be 100% safe from being hacked, but this guide will help you from being more safer than before Insha Allah (If God Wills).
These guidelines are for those who have installed a Internet Security like Kapersky Internet Security, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, etc.

1: Install multiple Browsers; FIREFOX, CHROME, OPERA, SAFARI. If your are using your online Accounts like Yahoo, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc with FIREFOX, than do not do any other activities from it, use another browser for it.

2: Use separate browser for Banking, EBay, Amazon, or any money related activities.

3: Do not use cyber computers for private accounts and banking transactions.

4: Always clear your cookies. If you don’t know what they are than its time to know them.

5: Use CCleaner, its a free software which clears every record from the browsers and it does many other things.

6: Enable Secondary Login. If you don’t know what this is, Google it. This simply makes easy to recover your account if hacked or if you forget your password. Whenever you login, it stops you at a check point wherein you have to enter a code which is random and has been sent to your registered mobile number.

7: Avoid coded links or links which you think are hackers prey. Even if you want to open them, copy the link and open it in separate browser. Remember you should specify your browsers for specific use.

8: Do not share your Passwords with anyone. No matter how much you trust them.

9: Your Password must and should have small, caps, numbers and symbols. For example: JameS@007, MmSs@w327s, urMy-frnd160by2, etc. It should be of minimum 8 characters maximum depends.

10: Do not keep your Passwords easy as it can be guessed by your friends. Most easily guessed passwords are Names of Girlfriend, Date of Birth, Place, Nickname, etc. Please avoid this.

11: Use private browsing or incognito. U can find it under File menu or Tools menu.

12: Use Ad Block Plus, it’s an add-on that can be installed from the tools menu. It saves bandwidth and it block ads whether they are wanted or unwanted. So complete ad free browsing.

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2 thoughts on “A Guide To Save Your Online Accounts From Being Hacked

  1. Max

    Hey there Muhammad,
    I like the fact that you’re trying to educate people on how to be more secure online, but I don’t see the point in hating on the Open Source software, it’s a broad generalization, and maybe there were a few instances, ( it would be great if you put the sources to support your claim ), but a blanket accusation that every piece of Open source software is a Key logger, is wrong on many levels. “These guidelines are for those who have installed a Internet Security like Kapersky Internet Security, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, etc.” <- The problem begins here, these are expensive internet security solutions and more often than not people pirate them and end up using keygens and cracks to activate them, which are more often than not coupled with malicious code. Not using pirated software should be an important point too.

    * Using multiple browsers doesn't really make sense, both firefox and chrome, work hard towards keeping their browsers secure, and share a similar set of addons.

    * Secondary login can merely be an alternate address, a better term for what you were trying to address is "Two Factor Authentication"

    *Opening malicious links in different browsers will still have the same effect, so it's pretty much don't open it if you don't recognize it. not open it in another browser.

    * Few more addons that can help, HTTPS Everywhere, and Lastpass, to manage your passwords.

    Good Luck

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