Top 10 biggest mistakes of network security

This blog post will present the biggest mistakes of network security. Some of you it will be reminder, but to others it will be new things. Despite this fact, it is very important to keep in mind further mistakes and don`t do this again.

1. Password devaluation

A lot of online application and websites require entering password. Others think that it isn`t big deal and leaves this blank empty or use simple password (ex. password, admin, 1234 and e.g.) . Another mistake is physical “yellow” notes on your computer with your password or just writing your all password on computer. If someone will stole your computer or just try to use the simplest password on your login, Busted! Your data is in other guy hands.

2. Lack of knowledge

Browsing websites, downloading stuff, using software users must know is It secured or not. Computer users who don’t know about security are often those who fall victim to viruses, spyware, and phishing attacks, all of which are designed to corrupt systems or leak personal information.

3. Laziness to make backup

System back up is strong opportunity for security. If you want feel more secured you just should time to time copy your important data to external pc for emergency.

4. Lack of software

People don’t want waste time on little things nowadays, but security software isn`t little thing. Ideally, this should include virus protection, multiple spyware scanners, and a program that runs in the background to prevent malicious software from ever being installed.

5. Avoidance of updates

In order to be secured you need update everything starts from browser and browsers plug-ins to anti-virus software. No updated program opens the way for malware.

6. Ignoring security patches

No software is perfect. Once an imperfection or hole is found, it’s usually exploited within a very short period of time. Therefore, it is imperative to install security patches as soon as possible.

7. Trust

Ads on the Internet have become devious and deceptive. They now appear as “urgent system messages” and warnings designed to scare users into clicking. As a rule of thumb, if a popup window contains an ad claiming to end pop-up`s, chances are it’s a scam of some sort.

8. Not using encryption

Encryption is especially important when dealing with banking and credit cards. Storing and transferring unencrypted data is the equivalent of posting that data for everyone to see.

9. Bad physical protection of computer

Computer which is left in a public place can be stolen at any time. In this a way, your information will be in another hands.

10. Proper instruction.

Security measures are most effective if everyone is aware of how the system operates. Give employees a brief overview of the security measures they’re expected to follow.

References:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-security-mistakes

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/61986/Top_10_Security_Mistakes

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