Nowadays internet is used by every person on daily basis. Persons who are really addicted to the internet and they can’t live for a while without it. Now as the technology is growing day-by-day peoples are using internet for every task on their daily life. They are using smart phones to keep in touch with internet for every moments. Now peoples not hesitate to buy anything online and they are also paying the amount of their product buy using the internet banking services or using their credit or debit cards.
Now one of the major problem for online transaction is that the transaction which is done by you is no longer secure and always the hackers are ready for tracking the other users activity and the ultimate goal of them is to get something about other and victim is not aware of that they are hacked or not !
Hackers are stealing your valuable credentials like username, pin, card number and all. After that they are using victims login credentials and they are cyber criminals and they can do much more with that.
If you want to be a more secure while your online transaction is going on than you should aware of all the following important aspects.
Use Virtual Keyboard for Better Security or to get rid from key logger:
While you login with your username and password then try to use virtual keyboard which is provided by every banks for login.
If you are using your own computer then you can use your physical keyboard but if you are using any public computer then you must have to use virtual keyboard otherwise your public computer may have some user credential storing software like keylogger. Some hardware key logger is also used by attackers which are attached to the cpu on public computer so, If you found any device which is unknown to you is attached to computer then try to avoiding the use of that computer.
Check Payment gateway and Webpage URL:
While you are using online payment option on any merchant site then payment gateway is used and for proceeding further you are asked to select appropriate bank and other options. Phishing is widely used attack technique used by attackers. What they are using with phishing is that they just give another url to the victim instead of genuine one and they are using fake page which looks like original website page and while payment it always connects to the bank so ,make sure to check the URL of the bank login too.
You need to also check whether your page with which you are going to login is secured or it is using HTTPS or not. If page not contains HTTPS then avoid login from that page.
Keep your Antivirus Updated:
Keep your antivirus updated if you are using computer online, otherwise some Trojans or other viruses which are used by attackers is
mainly for storing your browsing details. So, if your antivirus software is not updated then you would be the next target of the attacker.
Use Official Stores to download applications:
If you are using Smartphone and loves to download the application from the stores then please try to download application from the official stores only otherwise if you download the application from the untrusted store than there may be a chances of Trojans or viruses which are embedded with your application and by using that application for online login is very dangerous because it steals your browsing data.
Do not use Public WiFi Hotspot
Last but not least. Please avoid using public WiFi access point.Using public WiFi is not the secured way because hackers can easily access the public WiFi access and performs the man in the middle attack to sniff around the packets.
Instead of standing in queue for shop or payment, please use the internet to makes your life much easier. But you have to remain secure while transactions. so please follow the above given tips to be more secure. You can also scan Website for Malware and Virus to remain threat free.
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