You may be surprised to know that now the number of Internet users in Bangladesh is more than seven million as government. The benefits of the Internet have made our life easier, of course, but there are some downside. Many people are facing problems today because of not knowing the dangers of using the Internet. In fact, today’s personal information is most valuable to people. Rumor has it that the theft of personal data has been an undeniable contribution to Donald Trump’s victory in the US parliamentary election. Think about how valuable your personal information is!
On the basis of this, various software, apps are being created and spread, and through them, the direct, sometimes tactical and sometimes fraudulent information is being done. And almost all Internet-based organizations are doing this. One of the top ride sharing platforms in the country has recently collected and stored sensitive information about users through its apps. Which is also a threat to national security. The common people of the country are fascinated by the features of the Internet, and nobody tries to know what’s going on inside.
Warning in browser selection
Since the web browser is more used to obtain internet based information and services, it is very important to ensure the security of the web browser and use it securely. But the web browser that is provided with the operating system of the computer or the web browser we install usually does not guarantee security. Google Chrome or Internet Explorer browser as well as many other browsing software is available. While these are interesting to look at, most of these web browsers take all your information. So be careful during browser selection.
Warning about using the free Play-Store app
Many download free apps from the Play Store. Only 5 percent of these apps share information with Google. For which the consent of the users is not taken However, Google has completely denied it. Not only Google is involved with data sharing practices Up to 5 percent of apps share information with Facebook. There are several apps that share user secrets with reputable companies like Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft. Theft and sharing of information is not the first. Information was stolen in the same way before Recently, the issue of news media is coming to the fore. And, from there, users are worried about how secure their information is. So, be careful before downloading the free app from the Play Store.
Warning over public Wi-Fi use
Be careful about using public Wi-Fi connections. There are many of us that connect to smartphones anywhere when we have public Wi-Fi. Change this habit too fast. Otherwise, you may be victims of hacking or malware from such public Wi-Fi. Many cyber criminals do the hacking or virus removal through a connection that is free. So the phone should not be connected to any Wi-Fi connection unknown.
Alerts for using Facebook third-party apps
Every day a new app called ‘How would you look like a girl?’, ‘How would you look after a year?’ Many of us access the app for the pleasure of knowing that the app is not reliable. Do not just enter the timeline and share it with friends list. Many friends also enter the app for the pleasure of being on the list. The sole purpose of creating these apps is to capture user information. And so the app says, the more information you add, the more accurate this prediction will be. We try to add more information to that hope. These apps will capture your valuable personal information. So keep yourself from getting into these Facebook apps.
Hacking social media accounts
We spread a lot of information through social media like Facebook. But we do not know that many are constantly trying to steal our personal information. So often accounts are hacked. You may be wondering what hacked information will be useful?
Logic analysts say that hacked information from Facebook is valuable. Facebook hackers can take information from cyber miscreants to earn money from it. They sell it on the Dark Web.
They access such information through certain software and enter the dark web and sell it. Security experts say that rogue can lead to incidents like identity theft or blackmail by exploiting stolen information from Facebook.
Information on these accounts is sold on virtual web sites like Bitcoin on the Dark Web. Depending on the importance of the information, each account is sold for $ 8 to $ 12. The amount of information taken from Facebook, sold alone, can cost close to US $ 1 million.
Bill Conner, chief executive officer of US cyber security firm SonicWare, said personal information on the dark web is very valuable. It is more important to take this information at an organization or state level.
According to a commentary from a UK Money Guru, a lot of information is available on the Dark Web after the hacking incident. Different companies buy this information and use it for advertising.
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