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5 Personal Network Security Hacks

Here are five good hacks you should implement to enhance your personal network security online:



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1. Install an Antivirus Program and Keep It Updated. Antivirus software can help protect your computer from malware and other security threats. Always keep your antivirus software updated to ensure that it can detect the latest threats. Read our post comparing various popular antivirus programs.


2. Use Unique Passwords for Every Login. Avoid using the exact same password for every account you have. This is a fairly common practice but a poor security control. Using a unique password for every login can help prevent hackers from accessing your other accounts if that one password is compromised. Consider using a password manager to help you keep track of your passwords and store them somewhere other than on your computer. But don’t write them on a sticky note and post them to your monitor or some other obvious place!


3. Get a VPN and Use It. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help protect your online privacy by encrypting your internet traffic. Consider using a VPN when you're using public Wi-Fi networks or when you're accessing sensitive information online. Gold Comet offers an even more secure network solution. Subscribe to our mailing list using the form below for regular updates on our quantum secure solutions or use the Contact Us form for Gold Comet sales or technical support.


4. Use Two-Factor Authentication. Two-factor Authentication (TFA or 2FA) is a security process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify their identity. This can include something they know (such as a password) and something they have (such as a smartphone). Gold Comet solutions offer Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) which adds extra layers of account access protection.


5. Commit to Sharing Less Online. Often people post personal things online without a second thought – pictures of their children and family members, vacation photos while still away from home, political opinions and provocative commentary, stories of private or traumatic experiences, all of which they have every right and freedom to share. But be advised that cybercriminals never stop looking for information to exploit. Think about what a bad actor could do with the info you’re about to post. Sharing less personal information online can help protect your privacy and prevent identity theft as well as physical theft.


Gold Comet recommends that you be cautious about what you share on social media and other websites and consider using privacy settings to limit who can see your information. Our Quantum Secure File Storage, File Sharing, and Messaging solution can be your first line of defense against intrusion on your private information. To find out more, contact questions@goldcomet.com.


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