You may know Bear Grylls best as the ultimate adventurer on Man vs. Wild, but after his website was hacked recently, he turned his focus to the dangers of the "digital wild."
I got a chance to speak with Bear last week, where we chatted about his own cybersecurity experiences along with some advice, tips, and tricks you should keep in mind while navigating your own "digital wild." According to Norton, over a million people a day become victims of cybercrime each year, so here's how you can keep yourself from becoming a target.
- Arm yourself — Change your passwords regularly and make sure they're not obvious — use a mix of numbers and capitals and characters. Also, make sure you've got good antivirus protection, and just be aware that, probably, things that look too good to be true on the Internet probably are.
- Prevention is better than curing — It's easier to stay on top of cybersecurity (by following the tips above) than cleaning up identity theft or fraud afterward.
- Men are more vulnerable — Men fall victim to cybercrime more than women annually, so watch out boys!
- Stay safe on your mobile — Have the ability to wipe your phone remotely. Most people don't even have a pin code on their phone, let alone the ability to remote wipe.
- Watch out on social media, too — People use their mobile phones for so much more than speaking, so they have access to more, like the Internet in their daily life. They're much more vulnerable to phishing links everywhere, even on their phones.