How to protect your online business

How to protect your online business
Published in : 08 Apr 2023

How to protect your online business

Nowadays, it is rather difficult to conduct business without participating in the life of the Internet community. Any credible organization or entrepreneur has an Internet page for quick connection with customers and selling products in their own online stores. As a rule, payment is carried out directly on this websites using a bank card or one of electronic payment systems.

Unfortunately, poor security organization of a corporate or personal website can lead to disastrous consequences. According to statistics, entrepreneurs engaged in business on the Internet, annually lose up to 16 billion dollars from the actions of scammers. This amount consists not only of money stolen from e-wallets or credit cards, but also from indirect income of intruders, in particular from the sale of stolen personal data, or from receiving money for the return of control over a virus-infected device.

Thus, it is not enough to use protected payment systems to completely protect yourself from intruders, as you can lose not only money, but your personal and customers’ data, which can cause much greater losses. Typically, most intruders get access to accounts of users, who entered weak passwords or disclosed their personal data.  Often, the weakest points are social network accounts and e-mail accounts which are not secured by strong password and hidden personal information.

The most common means used by intruders are:
- Malware, such as viruses, trojans, worms that disrupt the normal operation of the system and allow intruders to get access to the device. Typically, a user infects his device by clicking on a link from a message received by e-mail or in a social media;

-  Data breaching. As a rule, personal  data is stolen during target attacks using available personal data;

- Exploits which allow intruders to get control over user’s device by using vulnerabilities in the software; - Various fraudulent schemes that allow to get access to user’s device  using human weaknesses or emotions.

To perform a successful attack, the intruder develops the most effective attack method  using disclosed user information. Thus, if a user wants to protect himself from intruders, first of all he needs to protect all his personal accounts and needs to become more anonymous in web. The most effective way to achieve these goals is to use proxy servers and temporary email services when visiting suspicious web resources or when communicating with unknown persons.

Anonymous mail is very easy to use and does not require any registration. Just open web page of a disposable mail service and you’ll get access to temporary mailbox, which can be used for anonymous registration in various forums, social media, as well as to communicate with unknown persons.

Temporary mail can help you to protect yourself from targeted attacks, as you hide your real personal information from intruders. Despite the obvious simplicity of such protection, it can effectively protect you from intruders, aimed at stealing your data and / or money.

Become more anonymous and you will protect your online business from targeted attacks!