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Cybersecurity- Even a Hacker Can Be Hacked

There is nothing like 100% security in Cybersecurity. Hackers can still breach a highly protected infrastructure. The day you connected your personal computer or phone to the internet; it is that same day you signed a no privacy warrant. Except if you will take additional steps to regain your privacy.

There is nothing like 100% security in cybersecurity. Hackers can still breach a highly protected infrastructure.

The day you connected your personal computer or phone to the internet; it is that same day you signed a no privacy warrant. Except if you will take additional steps to regain your privacy.

Cybersecurity safety does not end in you not getting hacked. It also comprises your ability to detect and recover fast from attacks when they happen.

If I may ask, what will be your major regret if you wake up and your computer or phone refuses to power on? Will it be about the lost data or the bricked device? If your answer is data, then you need to learn the habit of backups.

Backup is simply keeping or storing a copy of your data outside of its original location or source.

Backups do not only serve as a shock absorber for cybersecurity attacks, but also for physical attacks like device theft or device damage.

It is not a good practice to leave your important data on a device you connected to the internet and not have a backup for such data.

It is not also good practice to carry your phone or computer around with all your important files in it and you don’t have a backup at home.

To avoid feeling too devastated when you are attacked or when your device got damaged. You will have to embrace backing-up your data.

You can make it a daily, weekly or monthly routine to backup your data, either to an external hard drive, DVDs, or cloud storage and also clean up your device of files you don’t use regularly.

Free Backup Tools to Use For Your Android Phone

We regret more about phone theft or data hack when we don’t have a backup for our data. Most android phones today come preinstalled with some Google backup tools like the Drive and Photos app. And the only thing we need to be able to use them is simply to have a protected Gmail account.

The Drive app comes with free 15gig space for you to store your files and folders. And you can retrieve them in any device you want. The Photos app on the other hand backs up your pictures too when turned on.

There is also Google contact which you can use to backup your phone contacts or save your contacts directly to your email address.

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These tools help to reduce the loss we go incur when our device is stolen, attacked, or damaged.

Remember you will also need some cybersecurity tips while using these cloud storage tools as your backup. You can check my post here for the security implications of using Google backup tools.

Physical Backups for Your Computer

With regard to cybersecurity, physical backups are one way you can domesticate the security of your backups.

Backups you have on a cloud storage can still be under cyber security attacks.

When you back up your files on a non-network connected external hard drives, memory cards, flash drive or DVDs at home, you will only have physical thefts to worry about.

Keep your backup drives out of the internet. This is because you will end up exposing both your backups and your device to cyber-attacks if you do. Forming the habits of backing up your data is very important. Start doing that today.

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