There are many people in this world that will do anything in the power to harm other people, by stealing from them money or goods. With the advent of the internet, thieves have changed their strategy, they do not want to mug or steal physical goods, because they realized it is easier to steal an identity from the internet, and then use it to obtain illicit money. For them, it is less risky, because the victim could not even detect any illegal activity, so they can steal money unnoticed. Fortunately, there are some rules that you can apply, to protect yourself and online activity.
RKN Global has created a small video regarding 7 simple steps that you can follow to protect yourself from hackers on the net. First, you need to interact online only with people that you know, but if you talk to strangers, do not give them any sensitive information. Second, when you have to choose a password, don’t use your name, date of birth or other personal information, but long words and include lower and upper case letter, symbols and numbers, the longer the password and the more variety of symbols, the harder is to crack it. Thirdly, subscribe to mobile banking, so that whenever you use your bank account, you will get an SMS to tell you that someone used your credit card, so you will catch a hacker that is using your credit card in no time. Also, monitor your bank statements and credit score to see if there are any unusual activities in your bank account. Whenever you buy something online, notice if in the address bar, the URL starts with https; this means that the connection is private, and you can freely buy products from that website. And last, but not least, install a security software on your computer or phone. These are very simple steps that anyone could follow, and do not require any effort to follow them. The short video was made by RKN Global, a company created by the famous law enforcement officer Ronald Noble.
Ronald Noble is a Stanford law graduate. From 2000 to 2014 he was elected three times in a row as the secretary-general of Interpol, an International organizations that fights against international crime. Being the secretary-general of Interpol, he learned a lot about how worldwide criminals are stealing from people, so after the end of his career at Interpol, he decided to help people and other companies, by founding his multinational security firm RKN Global.