Computer hacking is a technique that has been depicted in Bollywood movies and even TV shows. Computer hacking is not as absurd and dramatic as shown in the movies, but it is still a big threat. Here is everything you need to know about cloud security:
What is computer hacking?
Although the word ‘hacking’ is supposed to refer to ‘quickly programming’ or ‘quickly writing’, it can be used to depict how hackers can breach a computer’s security and steal assets that are otherwise protected. There are many ways a hacker can get inside a computer system to steal data. Some of these ways include:
- Through a USB – if you find a pen drive or a USB on your way, never pick it up. USB drives can be filled with malicious content that can allow a hacker to breach your computer and steal your data.
- Through a ‘free’ paid software – there are many pirated versions of a paid application available on the internet. Often, they are filled with malware and hidden scripts that can give a hacker access to your computer system.
- Through scam phone calls – you must have seen these calls on YouTube too. The scammer hides themselves as an official from Microsoft and asks the user to open TeamViewer so they can fix some issues. After logging into your computer system, they take complete access and damage or steal your data.
How can cloud security prevent computer hacking?
Cloud security is a blessing for those who are unable to fend themselves against the dangers of computer hacking. Cloud security is the worst nemesis of computer hacking, because most computer hacking deals through online mediums. Here are some ways on how cloud security prevents computer hacking:
Cloud security compatibility:
Cloud security services are cross-platform compatible, such as on Windows, Linux and MacOS – mainly because they run on the cloud – which help protect servers running on either of these operating systems from hacking attempts. Because cloud security has a higher level of privilege than any other user-generated task, they easily fend off hacking attempts and even attempt to override the hacker’s steps in case they have already made their move.
Cloud security is always kept up-to-date, and if your cloud security services are not being updated on a regular or a weekly basis, it is time to look for another service that does. Cloud security services are always connected to the internet because the cloud is a part of the internet. New updates on cloud security applications provide protection against newer hacking methods that hackers may have come up with.
How to use cloud security to prevent computer hacking:
Here is a simple guide on how to use cloud security to prevent hacking:
Install cloud security from a reliable source:
Some of the most reliable sources of cloud security are McAfee, LaceWork, Symantec, VMWare and so on. The first step to preventing computer hacking is getting cloud security from a reliable source that is known to actually work. Using cheap and pirated cloud security services are like inviting the hacker to come and hack your already-vulnerable server.
Always check for updates:
Even though most cloud security products automatically update on their own, some do not do this in order to save precious bandwidth. Regardless, be sure to regularly check for updates when you are using a cloud security service. This will help protect your server against any hacking attempts.
When in doubt, use a backup service:
Even though cloud security services are powerful, they are not omnipotent. You should always keep backups of your data just in case. Backup services are not very expensive, and many cloud backup services are even cheaper than physical hard drives or solid-state disks.
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We hope that this article helps you understand how hackers can get in your computer system or server, and why using cloud security is important.
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