It is almost impossible to avoid being a
victim of cybercrimes completely because everyone is a user of some form of
technology device and most of important information stored on some computer
system. Which makes hackers have multiple ways of accessing different information
from all over the world. There are ways to prevent and or decrease your chances
of becoming a victim, users must install and keep up-to-date antivirus
programs, firewalls and spyware checkers. Along with keeping them up to date,
users must make sure that they run the scans regularly.

**Persistent control adds
a bonus to relocating data on any device, thus preventing any misuse, also
giving you awareness the location of your data file if any cyber-attacks were
to occur. Being persistent about the whereabouts of what, when, and where your
information is being used helps authorities to stop the attack before any real
damage is done.

     There are many companies out there that
provide free software, but there are other you can purchase, along with that of
the many produced by the leading companies providers; in addition, those
companies provide free version of their paid or subscription antivirus
software. Encryption of information that you do not want anyone to have
unauthorized access to is a good way to avoid some cybercrimes; information
such as password and credit card information for example. Encryption software
runs your data through encryption algorithms to make it unintelligible to
anyone who tries to hack into your computer.

Another good precaution
is to be weary of who you divulge your personal information to. Try to avoid
unknown websites, in particular those that ask for your name, mailing address,
bank account number or social security number. When doing online shopping make
sure website is secure, look for urls that starts with “https”and/or have the
Trustee or VeriSign seal. If you do not see these anywhere on the site, you run
the risk of submitting credit card information and other personal information
to a site that maybe a fraud