Security is the most important part of your trading activity. You must ensure you implement strong security measures. There has been a considerable increase in phishing attacks; Ausfinex is taking all necessary steps to protect users from such attacks. However, we will urge our users to follow some basic tips to protect their account. Phishing attacks are one of the oldest, simplest, and toughest to eliminate hacking processes. From the very start, phishing attacks have raised concerns across all spheres. All attackers need to do is send electronic mail. However, there are few easy ways to stay secure from such attacks:
Using a Unique Email Address
We will urge you to use a unique email address for every site you use. Your Ausfinex registered email address should be different from the ones used for other purposes or portals. Users can manually create different email addresses and keep forwarding important mail to their main email account. It's one easy way to tackle phishing attacks, which have been on the rise recently. However, you can also buy a domain name and create a suitable email address from that domain. Also, try keeping your email address secret. Don’t let everyone know about your unique email address; share it with only the ones who need to know it. Hackers today are trying smart ways to hack accounts; users need to follow smart tricks and stay ahead of hackers.
Never Click on Links Shared in Emails
In general, never clicks on links shared in emails. If you have to click that link, check the domain name carefully in your browser. Most users are fooled through verification emails, people can unknowingly open the email and click the link shared. If you have submitted a form online, open the verification link, but otherwise be careful of these links. Always close the browser completely, not only the tab, before starting a new one. Also never enter passwords after opening a link from instant messages or emails.
Be Careful While Opening Attachments
Be careful while opening any email attachments from unknown sources. If you are opening the attachment, make sure your system has a good and updated antivirus running.
Using Unique Passwords
It's always recommended to use a unique and strong password (combination of alphanumeric and special characters) for your Ausfinex account. But why? The answer is quite obvious. If by any chance your account on a site gets hacked, you don’t want your Ausfinex account to be at risk. The best option is to use a unique password everywhere.
Latest Antivirus Software
Always use the latest antivirus on your system, and ensure it is updated. Having a good antivirus tool on your device is the most important thing. It is better to pay a small fee for an updated Antivirus software rather than allow your accounts to get hacked and lose coins.
Don’t Share Your Ausfinex Password Ever
We urge all our users to keep their Ausfinex account password safe and secret. The Ausfinex support team will never call you to ask about your password or account details. If anyone does claim to be from Ausfinex support, do not reveal your password. Instead, report this to our support team as soon as possible. There is no need to share your Ausfinex account password with your friends and family members either.
Many users face trouble remembering different unique passwords, in such cases, we will suggest you use a suitable password manager. Many popular password managers are available online, using these are easy and safe. Most password managers have browser plugins that make the process easy and is completely safe. For peace-of-mind and safety, always trust open-source password managers.
Never Send Passwords to Yourself
There are numerous instances where individuals are sending tough passwords to themselves through texts or other messaging apps, we urge you not to do so ever. Always use a secure channel as passwords can easily be stolen by hackers. No matter how tough or strong the password, don't send it unless you are using a secure channel. After sending the password as a message don’t forget to delete the message.
Secure Your Smartphone or Tablet
In this digital age, almost every individual is using a smartphone or tablet and has easy access to the internet. It's mandatory to keep your smartphone or tablet secure, using antivirus. Most phone or tablet operating systems have built-in security measures, don’t ever break these. Always use a face lock, fingerprint, or passcode for locking your device. Technologies are evolving and with that many security features are coming up: you need to use these smartly for your benefit. Again, don’t share your phone passcode or details with anyone. Don’t ever share your passcodes with your family, or you may unknowingly allow hackers to steal vital information. It is up to you to protect your information, do not give any opportunity to hackers.
Secure Your Laptop or Desktop Computer
Apart from smart devices, you may often use a laptop or desktop computer to access the Ausfinex account online. It’s highly recommended to keep your system secure by installing the latest antivirus software and keep updating it on a time-to-time basis. Remember, antivirus doesn’t mean 100% safety: always keep your system clean and don’t install excessive software. Hackers are everywhere today, be careful while using the internet and random software.
Browser plugins are pretty risky, be double assured when using them. Always use popular and reliable plugins, don’t randomly download or use something that is new on the market. Lately, there have been several cases of plugins extracting details like passwords or private keys. It's always recommended to use secure and reliable plugins.
Install Linux on your system, Chrome browser, and a password manager, this is enough to keep your system free from hacks. Always turn on the encrypt entire disk feature while installing, then turn on the firewall option. Using these simple tricks for crypto trading can do wonders and help you transact safely. Following these above tricks will make your computer safe. With Hot Wallets, you can store small crypto funds easily; however, this system still doesn’t meet “cold storage” requirements, hence storing excessive coins can be risky. The concept of cold storage is completely different and it's highly secure.
Windows or Mac operating systems are also safe, but you need to follow the above guidelines. Installing too many things on your system makes it vulnerable. You need to make sure you are keeping it as clean as possible.
Wi-Fi is another crucial security point. Users need to give importance to Wi-Fi security for safety purposes. Old routers generally use weak encryption techniques, which is no longer secure in today’s time. Most of these routers have default admin passwords which can easily be guessed by hackers. Individuals often share Wi-Fi passwords with guests, friends, and family members. If anyone person has a password sharing tool or app installed on their smart device, your Wi-Fi could be accessed by millions of people. So, a hacker can easily peep into your Wi-Fi network and carry out unwanted things. The risk here is endless, hence it’s highly recommended that you use a wired connection for crypto trading. If you have no other option but to use Wi-Fi, especially in an area like an open cafe, it's safe to use a VPN.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication is a very good idea. Not many individuals are aware of this process, but it can ensure secure Ausfinex trading. For someone interested in crypto-trading, using the Two-Factor Authentication process is a must today. Not aware of it yet? Google it now!
Securing Email Accounts
Hackers often try to attack through emails, so using a secure email provider is always important. Gmail is popular and is doing a pretty good job. Proton mail is also becoming quite popular, but make sure you use reliable email providers. Never use emails providing non-encrypted access. Many email service providers are not offering secure options: common people also don’t realize the risk associated with it. Always use strong passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and don’t share email passwords with anyone.