Ways to Combat Data Breaches

September 7, 2021 by archyde

Data breaches have become far too common, and everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves. You don’t need to be running your own business to have to take the threat of data breaches seriously because hackers are always trying to steal valuable private information from anywhere they can get it.

What are some of the ways that you can prevent data breaches and protect yourself as best as possible? Check out the tips below to get started.

Stop Websites from Sharing Information About You

Did you know that there are people search websites out there that might be sharing your personal details, such as your contact information and the names of your relatives, without your consent? It’s true!

Head to PeopleFinders to see what we mean. Type your name into the search box and then see if any listings with your information pop up. You might be shocked by what you find. And having that information out there, so easy to find by anyone, might put you at greater risk of being attacked by cyber criminals. The good news, though, is you can ask that your information be removed by simply visiting the PeopleFinders opt out page.

There are plenty of people search sites out there, and it’s important to go to each one to request removal of your information. A popular example is Spokeo, so be sure to go to the Spokeo opt out page too.

Another example of a popular people search site is USPhoneBook. Once again, you can find USPhoneBook opt out instructions to regain control over where your personal information is being shared online.

Note: In addition to contacting people search websites to let them know that you don’t want your information shared with others, you can also perform a regular Google search of your name to see if there are any other websites that need to be contacted to tell them to take down personal details about you.

Use Security Software on All of Your Computers and Devices

Shop around for high-quality security software that can help protect your computers as well as your devices. That way, you can add an extra layer of protection that can help protect you against cyber criminals and data breaches. There are a lot of options out there, so you can find the product that suits your preferences, needs, and budget best.

Take Your Password Security Seriously

With access to your passwords, someone could commit a data breach quickly and easily. So, in addition to using security software that helps protect you against hackers and viruses, it’s also important to remember to keep your accounts secure by using strong passwords. Never give out your passwords, and consider using a different password for each account and email that you use. That way, if a hacker were able to guess one password, they wouldn’t be able to get into all of your accounts. 

Keep Your Computers and Devices Up-to-Date

Finally, whether it is your operating system that requires an update or your software needs to be updated, make sure you take care of this as soon as you receive a notification that it is time to do so. There might be important security measures that your devices and software are taking to keep you safe, but you won’t be able to take advantage of them unless everything is up-to-date.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my