What is Hacking and data breach?
All people who spend a lot on the internet, their phone and social media are probably afraid or worried about being hacked, or being exposed to so-called data breaches. We have a lot of sensitive information on mobiles, PCs and apps, which can be stolen and misused by criminals.
Hacking/Data intrusion is simply explained as someone gaining unauthorized access to another's mobile, PC or social media. That is, gaining access without consent.
What is a hacker?
A hacker, or computer snok in good Norwegian, is a person who has computer skills and who uses that knowledge to find loopholes in digital devices. When you say hacker, or when I say I work as an ethical hacker, people may be shocked because they think all hackers are criminals. There are actually many different types of hackers, and some, so-called white hat hackers (like me) work as what we call in the technical language "penetration testers"/"penetration testers" or just ethical hackers. We are working on testing the security with CONSENT for the customers who are hacked. We therefore do not go in to hack your Facebook, but work in security companies. Everything you have around you of digital media and solutions has been tested by people like me. We test security and look for the loopholes that bad hackers will also look for, so you can fix them before it's too late.
How can we protect ourselves from hacking?
If I were to write everything I showed about this, it would almost have to be a new book! There are many things you can do to protect yourself from hacking, but one of the most important things is to be aware that the danger exists, use antivirus and think carefully before clicking on attachments and links you receive, for example, on Facebook, Instagram and email. So-called Phishing attempts. You can read more about this...
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