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What’s Cybercriminal and how to protect yourself against it

What’s Cybercrime ? 

Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

Most, but not all, cybercrime is committed by cybercriminals or hackers who want to make money.  Some cybercriminals are organized, use advanced techniques and are highly technically skilled. Others are novice hackers. 

How many types of cybercrime ? 

There are two main types of cybercrime.

  1. Crimes that target networks of devices : 

  • Viruses
  • Malware

  • DoS Attacks


  1. Crimes using devices to participate in criminal activities : 

  • Phishing Emails

  • Cyberstalking

  • Identity Theft

Cybercriminals can use the device to access the user’s personal information, confidential business information, government information, or disable the device. Selling or obtaining the above information online is also a cybercrime.

The most famous cybercriminal stories in history. The earliest incident started in 1995. If we cannot control the behavior of hackers, we can at least protect ourselves, reduce the risk of being attacked, and improve our awareness of privacy protection.


6 ways you can use to help protect yourself against cybercrime

  1. Create a safe Internet environment

Using X-VPN can help defend against malware and viruses, protect your personal information, home address, bank account information, and help you avoid hacker attacks

  1. Remember to use a stronger password

The most commonly used and simplest password is123456, 789123, birthday date, family birthday date, or personal identification ID. But at the same time, these are also the easiest to crack for hackers. We need to strengthen the complexity of the password. It is recommended to use letters, special symbols, and numbers to jointly create a password of 8-20 characters.

  1. Manage your digital setting

Through technical means, one or two information points can be used to trace more personal information and reduce publicly shared data and information. For example, many social platforms will try to inquire and associate more personal information. Carefully review some of the rules and potential default options set by the platform.

  1. Follow the latest security vulnerability information

We often see news about the risk of security vulnerabilities. If some of the websites you have used are threatened by security vulnerabilities, change your password as soon as possible and use the enhanced password according to the second article.

  1. Enable multi-factor authentication

In addition to verification by email and mobile phone, you can also use multi-factor authentication. Although it will add one more step, it may be more difficult for hackers to invade your account. Especially when you use some key information, such as bank account login, credit card payment, etc., enable multi-factor authentication to provide a higher level of protection.

  1. Be careful public Wi-Fi

When using public Wi-Fi, people nearby are connected to the same network, and anyone can receive the information sent by your computer over the network. You can choose to use a personal hotspot, or you can encrypt all Internet traffic by using X-VPN, making it more difficult for casual users to monitor you.




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