These days, the whole world has been digitalized. Everything about you is online, right from your address to the money in your account. Social media is just the tip of the iceberg as all your private information is at the mercy of hackers if they are wicked and crafty enough to misuse it.
I am Rudolf, an22 year old ethical hacker who works for a reputed corporation while pursuing his studies. I look after the company’s “digital world”. People often ask me questions about digital security and my job, which I love to answer. Some of the most common ones are –
- Is ethical hacking illegal?
No, ethical hacking isn’t illegal. What ethical hackers do is protect the data from online theft. However, hacking to get data and misusing it is illegal.
- How to protect my data from being compromised?
You can take preventive measures like not using public Wi-Fi, not giving your passwords to anyone, using an authentic antivirus, not opening emails from unreliable sources, and more.
- Can I learn to be an ethical hacker?
Yes. There are many courses on ethical hacking that you can learn. It will go a long way in helping you save your data while you can even pursue a career in this field if you find it interesting.
- Why it is important to protect my virtual avatar?
As most of us are on social media, it is our duty to be vigilant and protect our personal information from anyone who can misuse it.
- I always get attractive emails saying I have won this much money. Should those be trusted?
Phishing is a common technique used by hackers to get access to your data. No matter how attracted the mail sounds, do not click on any link as it can endanger your data.