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The fundamental aspects of computer security in everyday life

Protection and prevention: how to safeguard personal data in the digital world

In a digitalized world, online security is crucial. Signs of attacks include slowdowns and unknown files. Protecting yourself with antivirus, strong passwords and regular updates is essential. Specific insurance policies can offer additional financial protection.

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In an increasingly digitalized world, online security has become a priority. A key sign that a device is compromised is slow performance: Your computer or smartphone may start running slowly and crash frequently, which can indicate a virus or malware running in the background. This situation usually also leads to excessive usage of system resources such as CPU, memory, and disk space. Another indicator of possible cyber attacks is the appearance of unknown software or files that were not installed deliberately. Unusual error messages, especially those related to security and critical system issues, should also cause concern. On social networks, unauthorized access to accounts is a common indicator of a breach, often highlighted by login notifications from unknown devices. Another red flag is unusual network activity, such as a sudden increase in network traffic, which could suggest the machine is being used as part of a botnet.

Strategies to protect yourself from cyber attacks

Continuously training on cybersecurity is essential to prevent hacker attacks and breaches. Being up to date on the latest threats and best practices allows for greater risk awareness. Participating in training courses and reading specialized magazines can provide useful information. On a practical level, installing reliable and constantly updated antivirus and anti-malware software is essential. Additionally, the use of firewalls helps block suspicious traffic. Password management plays a crucial role: choosing complex, long and unique passwords for each account significantly increases security. Also consider using password managers and enabling multi-factor authentication for an additional layer of protection. It is also important to set security measures for accessing devices, using passcodes, fingerprints or facial recognition.

Cyber security insurance policies

An ad hoc insurance policy can offer additional protection against the economic consequences of a cyber attack. Specific products could help identify websites that handle personal data, improving overall family security. An example is the Casa Senza Confini policy, which offers continuous technical assistance, 360-degree protection and corrects vulnerabilities resulting from cyber attacks. In the event of an attack, compensation and reimbursements are provided to mitigate the economic consequences. Evaluating the stipulation of such policies can add an additional layer of security, especially for those who have a high consumption of sensitive data online.

Preventive maintenance and constant monitoring

Regularly updating your antivirus and anti-malware software, operating system and applications is essential to maintaining high security. Each update may include important security improvements. Applications should only be downloaded from official stores, such as Google's Play Store or Apple's App Store. Checking developer information, reviews, and required permissions can help you avoid potentially malicious applications. Monitoring online activity on your accounts and ensuring websites use HTTPS are good security practices. Finally, it is crucial to maintain a culture of privacy by being cautious about sharing personal information and adjusting your privacy settings on social media. Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field, and a proactive approach is key to staying ahead of threats and continuously improving your defense.

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05/15/2024 14:03

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