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Cybercriminals are clever, sneaky, and creative in their cyber-attacks. Social engineering has been used by these criminals to carry out their plans and exploit their victims to the maximum extent. They will use every trick and skill to get you in their traps.

If you don’t know how to avoid these evil-minded people, you need to be aware of your options. These hackers want you to believe that you are foolish and don’t know what to do. These are some tips to help you avoid being a victim of social engineering attacks.

Be informed

It is important to have a good understanding of the current state of social engineering. Information is power, as they say. Information is the best tool to avoid being hacked. Find out the most current phishing techniques.

Also, you should research websites that explain how to spot cyber-attacks as well as how to protect yourself against hackers. Although there are many types of cyber-attacks to be aware of, they all fall within a few categories.

Cyber-attacks can be handled calmly and slowly.

Hackers can use your emotions to their advantage. They create a sense urgency that will cause you to make errors. When you’re not being yourself, are tensed, act in urgency and show signs of confusion, you’re most at risk.

If you are receiving any requests regarding your personal information, take a deep breath in and relax. You can see that there is a scam going on by thinking about the information being requested.

Due diligence

Social engineering cases can be greatly helped by doing your research. Do not jump to conclusions. Instead, take the time to verify all information that you get.

You should not respond to an email asking you to send personal information. Instead, call the bank and ask them for your information. If you are unsure, do not divulge any information. Wait until you have taken steps to make sure you aren’t socially engineered. It is not a matter that could save your life, but it can wait. Verify the email address and phone number that sent the information.

Don’t click on links or download attachments

This is how hackers can upload malware onto your computer to allow them to remotely access your data and steal your personal information. It should be treated as spam until it is clear where it came from.

Strong password

Your password should be secure. It is your responsibility to make sure that your password is always changed. Use different passwords than your default. Strong passwords are eight characters or more, which can be a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols.

Don’t share too much on social media

Hackers can find you online if you share your personal information. They can access your social media accounts and learn all about you. Social media is a sensitive topic. If it’s possible, avoid it if you feel that you might be a target.

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Evangeline Christina is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Previously, he worked as a security news reporter in a reputed news agency.