Steps for prevention of Cyber Crime | Sedulity Groups

Prevention is always better than cure. It is always better to take certain precaution while operating the net. ANUP GIRDHAR, Editor In Chief, Cyber Times advocates that we should follow 5 main key points :
Precaution, Prevention, Protection, Preservation and Perseverance for online security.

Steps to prevent cyber crime:-

1. Never disclose your personal information publicly on websites.
This is as good as disclosing your identity to strangers in public place.
2. Always avoid sending any photograph online particularly to
strangers and chat friends as there have been incidents of misuse of the
3. Never enter your credit card number to any site that is not secured, to prevent its misuse.
4. Always keep a watch on the sites that your children are accessing
to prevent any kind of harassment or depravation in children
5. Always use latest and updated Antivirus software to guard against virus attacks.
6. To prevent loss of data due to virus attacks, always keep back up of your data.
7. It is advisable to use a security program that gives control over
the cookies and send information back to the site, as leaving the
cookies unguarded might prove fatal.
8. Use of firewalls proves beneficial.
9. Website owners should watch traffic and check any irregularity on the site. Putting host-based intrusion detection devices on servers will serve the purpose.
Capacity of human mind is profound. It is not possible to eliminate cyber crime from the cyber space. It is quite possible to check them. History is the witnessthat no legislation has succeeded in totally eliminatingcrime from the globe. The only possible step is to make people aware of their rights and duties and to guard ourselves so that crime has no effect on us.