Security Threats that Came With Advancements in the Digital world

With the rise of the internet came a threat to our information that we stored, shared, sent, and received on various digital platforms. Initially, it took us some time to understand the threat posed by web attackers and hackers but with time, this threat was taken care of as we advanced in the IT, WEB, and digital platforms and it became a very important part to ensure cybersecurity.

Now we are fully capable of protecting our identity and information. But still, many risks and security threats are around us and if one does not remain vigilant then identity and information may be stolen, used for unethical purposes, and harm the victim or someone else. Hackers, cybercriminals, and attackers are always lurking around through various platforms without us knowing and trying to get access to the information people stored, and shared.

The Smartphone we use almost every day today is the one that is most at risk. Anyone ill-minded and bad wisher can learn to hack someones phone with just their number for free and can cause a security threat to information stored and shared on Smartphone. Whatever way someone uses your information, if it is without consent then it is a possible social threat for you. This is just one example; let us look at the security threats that came with the advancement in the digital world:

  • Identity Theft: 

This is the threat that can do so much damage to your personal and social life that you can’t even imagine. Someone can acquire all the information like name, identifying number, credit card number, and use this information to commit fraud and other crimes.

  • Smartphone Cloning: 

Knowing simple tech and simple threats are very important for the user now. There are ways to clone and hack your phone to steal private information. Even you can learn how to hack someones phone without touching it, having this knowledge will help you in knowing whether your phone is hacked or not.

  • Ransomware: 

This is malicious software used by cybercriminals that infects your computer and acquires data or blocks the system and demand to pay money in exchange for your information not to be released or unblock the system.

  • Phishing: 

This is a cybercrime that involves someone being disguising themselves as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication and obtain information such as usernames and passwords, banking, and credit card details.

  • Data leakage: 

Unauthorized transmission of data from your computer or Smartphone to any recipient is called data leakage. Your data might be at risk if not kept in check.

It is very important to protect your online data from hackers and cybercriminals, many different ways are there to do so. Like using secure passwords, antivirus, staying vigilant, and not disclosing information to anyone unknown, using VPN and secure web browsers.

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