2 November 2019
Cybercrime is defined as any criminal activity which involves a computer and a network device. Cybercriminals use computer technology to access personal information and business trade secrets. Currently, the methods which I implement to prevent cybercrime are the following. Use of stronger password and multi-factor authentications
To prevent cybercrime I adopt some of the strategies such as, for my credit card I use a strong password. I have created a password that is more than 8 words and it’s a combination of lowercase, uppercase, symbols, and numbers. Secondly, I frequently change the password of my credit card. For my bank and credit card accounts, I have enabled multi-factor authentication as I know it will be harder for hackers to break into my account. I also do not use the same password for everything as I am aware of the fact that different websites have different security levels. For my email, bank and credit account I always prefer to use different passwords. Although it becomes difficult for me to remember all my passwords. For this, I have maintained a diary in which I have written all the passwords.
Social media settings
I have accounts on Facebook. Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. My profiles on all these social networking websites are set to private. Secondly, every few days, I check my security settings on these websites. I am always careful about posting any information on Facebook and Twitter. Other than this I never add information regarding my home address and phone number on these platforms. I never post photos of family members and the place where I live. I do not accept friend requests from people who I do not know.Anti-virus Software
To protect my laptop and mobile from viruses, I have installed antivirus software on my laptop, and I update it regularly as I know the effectiveness of an antivirus software depending on how frequently it is updated ADDIN EN.CITE <EndNote><Cite><Author>Mathew</Author><Year>2010</Year><RecNum>1194</RecNum><DisplayText>(Mathew, Al Hajj and Al Ruqeishi)</DisplayText><record><rec-number>1194</rec-number><foreign-keys><key app="EN" db-id="axzrwpxxqvwtw5evsf3xrer2arfwsa5f0e5d" timestamp="1572731258">1194</key></foreign-keys><ref-type name="Conference Proceedings">10</ref-type><contributors><authors><author>Mathew, Alex Roney</author><author>Al Hajj, Aayad</author><author>Al Ruqeishi, Khalil</author></authors></contributors><titles><title>Cyber crimes: Threats and protection</title><secondary-title>2010 International Conference on Networking and Information Technology</secondary-title></titles><pages>16-18</pages><dates><year>2010</year></dates><publisher>IEEE</publisher><isbn>1424475783</isbn><urls></urls></record></Cite></EndNote>(Mathew, Al Hajj and Al Ruqeishi).
ADDIN EN.REFLIST Cyber Crimes: Threats and Protection. 2010 International Conference on Networking and Information Technology. 2010. IEEE. Print.
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