1. Not updating the software on your computer
The individuals who use technology to commit malicious activities are constantly looking for ways to breach the security protocols on your computer. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure that the software you use on your computer is always updated to the latest versions.
Online security company Norton says: “A software vulnerability is a security hole or weakness found in a software program or operating system. Hackers can take advantage of the weakness by writing code to target the vulnerability.” In other words, a cyber criminal can easily exploit your old software’s security failings in order to take over your computer and steal your personal data.