When your device gets hacked, you should take immediate steps to protect your valuable data. Because if hackers gain access over your device, they can easily steal your valuable information related to your credit card or bank details. With your personal information, attackers can take loan in your name and can also access your account. If they gain unauthorized access to your device, they can easily gain access over your contacts and can send malware to your contact with the motive of phishing attack. Hacking can affect both your personal and professional life. In this blog, you will read the tips given by Webroot if your device gets hacked ad the tips which you should follow in case of damage control. You can install this useful software through www.webroot.com/safe. In this blog, you will read the tips in case of damage control given by Webroot.
When you have been hacked, you should immediately do the reset the password of your account or device password. Now, you should create a strong password which includes at least 12 characters of length, it should have uppercase, lowercase characters, symbols and numbers in it, it is advised do not use your own name, birthday, family member names or common password like 123456. You can take help of the Webroot Password Manager application to generate complex password and store these passwords in it.
Enable Two Factor Authentication:
You should always enable Two Factor Authentication for your email accounts and bank account. This is the safest methods of account login and it adds an additional layer of security. In this, you enter your username and password in a given field and then you have to click on the Next button. After this, you have to enter the OTP (One Time Password) which you receive on your registered mobile number or email address. When you enter the OTP, then only you can access your account.
Check The Updates:
You should always keep the software and your device up to date as this increases the security as well. To check the update, first you have to click on the Start button which is located at the bottom-left corner of your screen. Then click on the search box and then type Windows Update. After this, click on Windows Update. You will see the new Window will display on your computer screen. Here just click on Check for Updates button on your PC. Your system will show you the available updates. You just have to Install these updates and then restart your computer.
Install Webroot Antivirus:
You should install the Webroot Antivirus in your device to protect your data from internet threats. For this, you should purchase a new Webroot Subscription. And then go to the web browser of your computer and check the internet connection. Now visit to the www.webroot.com/safe and here the Webroot page will display on your screen. Then the automatic download will start on your computer. When the download process complete, you just have to double-click on the downloaded file to install it. Then follow all the instruction and enter the Webroot Keycode. Here the Webroot antivirus is successfully installed on your device and then you should run a thorough scan.
This method will secure you after being hacked. If you want more details, then you can visit to the site of Webroot via webroot.com/safe.