Secure your Internet connection by using VPN servers
To secure your online payments, there are several complementary possibilities :
If you want to make payments online, all known banks provide you a card reader or a digipass.
In 2 cases, the principle is to send an unique code that corresponds to your account (at the bank).
Without this unique code, it's impossible to access your account.
For example, for the card reader, you can log into your bank account (via PC banking) like this :
Some Internet Security solutions provide :
For example, Kaspersky Total Security 2016 provides a "Safe Money" feature that is an extension that is installed in your web browser.
This extension will protect you against :
The hacker will not be able to recover an account number that you have copied/pasted, or recover an account number, unique code, ... displayed on the screen.
Another example : Avast Internet Security provides a feature called "SafeZone".
SafeZone is a secure web browser based on the Chromium project (on which Google Chrome is based).
On top of that, the SafeZone web browser :
If you use the "Pay" mode of SafeZone :
To be sure you are on the official website of your bank, you need to check the address in your web browser address bar.
In the address displayed, you should check :
Note that a hacker could not ask for a SSL certificat to a trusted certification authority , because the authority will check the information requested by the hacker and deny the request because he is not the owner of this bank.
Note that a hacker can not secure its phishing with a SSL certificate , because certification authorities refuse his request.
Indeed, the certificate must come from a trusted certification authority such as Verisign or GeoTrust , to be valid.
Before providing a SSL certificate for a site, the certification authority should ensure that :
Thus, a certificate request for a "fake-paypal-site.com" domain will be rejected because this website constitutes counterfeiting of the official site : paypal.com.
To complete this complete article about the security of your computer, we will finish with the interest to make backups of your data.
Indeed, data of a computer can be infected by viruses or other malware. Or be lost if your hard drive fails, for example.
For data backup, there are several possibilities :
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They have several advantages, but also disadvantages.
Indeed, advantages are :
Obviously, there are also disadvantages :
This type of backup has its advantages and disadvantages.
Disadvantages are :
Finally, if you want to back up your data securely, know that it is possible to find boxes for external hard drives that encrypt data on the fly.
So, when you connect the external hard drive through this case, your computer will be able to read data only if you type the correct password on the case.
In our case, we use the case "SecuPort-DA-74000" from Digitus, bought on LDLC as you can see in their comments.
However, if you don't find this product on the Internet, you can also buy the "Zalman ZM-SHE500" or "StarTech S2510BU33PW" casing which are almost identical.
In the same style, there are also encrypted USB keys. Depending manufacturers, the code must be typed on the USB key or by a program provided by the manufacturer of the secured USB key.
We use a lot of online services, and the potential risk of data theft by hackers is becoming greater.
To solve this problem, simply encrypt your network and Internet connection through paid VPN servers : Secure your Internet connection by using VPN servers
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