According to a report by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC), Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise affecting thousands of users daily. In general, the attacks are designed to overload your system with so much data that you can’t access anything. Attacks like these have been launched before and have caused considerable damage, stolen data and downtime.
Poorly secured devices that can be accessed online are particularly vulnerable. Just about every function that the impacted device performs is documented and repeated essentially blocking you from using your connection. This can also give hackers the opportunity to shut you down or piggyback on your devices. Poor passwords are the main factor here. So here are a couple of quick tips to tighten things:
- Passwords should be personal in a way that only those closest to you would know.
- use special characters to replace letters – this adds an additional layer of work for password break software.
Follow those super simple rules and you have taken a crucial step to better cyber security ..