Every day cryptocurrency popularity is growing higher and higher. And with it grows and the level of professionalism of the people who want it from us to you to steal. Hackers and scammers. Of course, most of them hunting big fish, but there are also those who are interested in ordinary people such as you and me. And you know why? Yes, because often we do not worry about her safety. Type in YouTube: “I have lost Bitcoins” and you will see how many people have lost their “digital gold” because of their own poor judgment.
1. Create a long, random and unique passwords for each account. Using a password manager such as LastPass or 1Password, simplifies the management of your accounts, and protects your data. But the use of a password manager from Google Chrome strongly recommend it. Unlike 1Password and LastPass your passwords are not stored in the cloud storage, and the same in your browser, and access them can anyone, even a novice hacker.
2. Install the two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever it is possible. We recommend Google Authenticator, Duo or 1Password. As well as two-factor authentication via SMS messages to your phone. At a minimum, you must have two-factor authentication for all of your email accounts and, of course, for all digital wallets accounts.
3. You may have heard of such a thing – phishing. This fraudulent site that looks no different from the original. For example, it may look just like Blockchain.info, BUT is on the others similar address. You go to the site and not suspecting anything, enter your login information in your account, and this data is instantly receive fraudsters. That’s all you robbed.
How to deal with it? Very simple. Create bookmarks. All the sites of electronic wallets, stock exchanges, banks and all the resources where you store tools. Create a bookmark of the page and visit them from the bookmarks only.
4. Anti-Virus. Recently many PC users abandoned the anti-virus. Due to the fact that it loads the computer, etc. Yes, it is true, but it is an integral part of protecting your money. It is through the various types of viruses, the scammers and get your data, and often full control over your computer.
A few more tips:
On the PC, download only the proven programs. If in doubt, install the application on a virtual machine, check and then put in the work.
Forget about MediaGet. If you do not know what it is – good. But if you use, immediately remove, reinstall the operating system and forget about the program.
Do not trust new contacts, this is especially true in to Skype. This, in our opinion, is already dying messenger, divorced huge number of scams. Who rubbed to you in confidence, and ultimately seize your funds. How exactly? A lot of examples you can find on YouTube.
These are very superficial, the foundations of security, cut off a good portion of fraudsters who may be interested in your funds. Do not neglect them.
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