E-Security Tips

  • Avoid downloading pirated software's and keygens.
  • Avoid clicking the unknown web links.
  • Avoid downloading torrents.
  • Avoid getting into huge arguments online during chat or discussions with other users.
  • Remember that all other internet users are strangers. You do not know who you are chatting with. Be extremely careful about how you share personal information about yourself online. Because one can hack into your mail id by just asking your the security question while chatting.
  • Choose your chatting nickname carefully so as not to offend others.
  • In case of any Cyber Crime, save all communications for evidence. Do not edit or alter them in any way. Also, keep a record of your contacts with Internet System Administrators or Law Enforcement Officials.
Suggestions for better security
  • Your password should be a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters, e.g.: if your password is “cybercellraj” then you can write it like- “cyb3rc3llr@j”. Choose passwords that are difficult or impossible to guess. Give different passwords to all other accounts.
  • Make regular back-up of critical data. Back-up must be made atleast once in each day. Larger organizations should perform a full back-up weekly and incremental back-up every day. Atleast once in a month the back-up media should be verified.
  • Use virus protection software. That means three things: having it on your computer in the first place, checking daily for new virus signature updates, and then actually scanning all the files on your computer periodically.
  • Use a firewall as a gatekeeper between your computer and the Internet. Firewalls are usually software products. They are essential for those who keep their computers online through the popular DSL and cable modem connections but they are also valuable for those who still dial in.
  • Do not open e-mail attachments from strangers, regardless of how enticing the subject line or attachment may be. Be suspicious of any unexpected e-mail attachment from someone you do know because it may have been sent without that person's knowledge from an infected machine.
  • Regularly download security patches from your software vendors.
  • Don’t add strangers to your Social Networking profiles like Facebook, Orkut etc. They can take over your account by just chatting and in between asking your security question’s answer.
  • If you are having account on google, use “2 step verification for gmail”. For detail, either google it or checkout its video on Youtube.
  • Use anti-keylogger softwares like “Keyscrambler” which encrypts the data whatever you type on you browser.