Although it’s difficult to accept that a friend or family member may have hacked your phone or computer, in many cases the hacker is somebody that you know.
Still, it can be greatly comforting to have your devices examined and cleared, even if no evidence is found, to determine that the device was hacked, to begin with.
We also offer advice on best practices to ensure you minimize the chances of your device being compromised in the future.
Tips to Protect Yourself
- Safeguard your personal information & be aware of the internet’s inherent risks.
- Use ad-blocking software — advertisements are a common source of malware.
- Use caution when accessing public WiFi, especially in hotels.
- Choose strong passwords of eight to fifteen characters.
- Use multi-factor authentication.
- Always log out of your email and other accounts on shared computers.
- Don’t save passwords on shared computers.
- Be wary of connecting IoT devices.
- Be very careful when opening emails from unknown senders.
- Pay special attention to the email address of suspicious emails.
- Don’t click on links within suspicious emails.
- Use a password manager application to store multiple passwords.
- Treat passwords like your underwear. Change regularly and don’t share with anyone.