Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to manipulate victims online. With the right software in place and a general awareness of online threats, you can feel more guarded against an attack. Here’s a handy checklist to help you minimise your risk of being compromised. 


1. Install quality antivirus 



File sharing involves using technology to share files that are located on computers. You can use peer-to-peer (P2P) applications to share music, movies and games, or cloud storage services such as Dropbox or Google Drive to share files. 


What is P2P? 
Peer-to-peer (or P2P) technology works by connecting individual computers directly to share files across the Internet. P2P networking is popular in homes as the software is usually free and gives people easy access to download many types of files. 




As businesses and individuals rely on emails for communication, it is critical to protect the information contained in emails against threats. Email is one of the most popular mediums for phishing attempts or virus distribution, especially through email attachments. 


Email security threats 



Malware is malicious software. The goal of most cyber criminals is to install malware on your computer or mobile devices. Once installed, attackers can potentially gain control of your system. 


Symptoms your computer might be infected with malware 



Portable storage devices such as USB pen drives or hard drives can easily be moved and can store a large capacity of data. As organizations move toward digitizing their data, they become prone to data breaches and loss of confidential information. 


How can you secure your data in storage devices? 



What is Software Piracy? 

It is the unauthorised copying and distribution of software without ownership and legal rights. Another form of software piracy is when you download a program illegally. Examples of software piracy include: