Common Security Issues In
Computers And How To Fix Them
Criminals have found their way to cybercrime with the common
flaws that users miss when it comes to internet security.
Cybercrime has evolved in terms of nature and scope. Here are the
10 Deadly Sins of Cybersecurity:
1. Weak passwords
Despite being the most fundamental premise, strong passwords, it
is often one of the most overlooked practices. Many users still have
2. Predisposition to phishing
Phishing is a common method of identity theft that uses fake emails
to obtain confidential information from users. If you are one of
those who answers emails asking for “account information”, then it
is likely that you have been the victim of a phishing fraud.
3. Lack of back-up information
A user can lose information in unforeseen events such as a
hardware or software failure, a virus attack, accidental deletion of a
file among many others that are so common. Carrying out proper
information backup procedures enables users to retrieve
information in times of crisis. The problem is that this is another of
the practices that users are not used to.
4. Unsafe Internet browsing
Web browser vulnerabilities can compromise the security of a
system and its information and make it easier for a hacker to attack.
Did you know that having the latest updates installed and the
newest version of internet software are just the first step to
preventing a threat? Do you practice them frequently and dedicate
enough importance to them?
5. Use of pirated software
Do you use pirated software or operating systems? If your answer
was yes, then you are more vulnerable than someone who is not to
undergo an attack. Pirated software can be used to sow Trojans and
viruses on computers and since the software is not supported since
it is pirated, the user is deprived of technical support, leaving the
attack at the expense of unaided.
6. Misuse of portable storage devices
Given the great practicality of these devices, improvements in the