Security is the most important part of your trading activity. You must ensure to 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 attack is 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 mails. However, there are few easy ways to stay secure from such attacks:
- Using Unique Email Address
We will urge you to use a unique email address for every site you use. Ausfinex registered email address should be different from the ones used in other purposes or portals. Users can manually create different email addresses and keep forwarding important mails to the main email account. It's one easy way to tackle phishing attacks, which has 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 the ones who should know. Hackers today are trying smart ways to hack accounts, users need to follow smart tricks and stay ahead of hackers always.
- 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, unknowingly people open the main and click the link shared. If you have submitted a form online, open the verification link else be careful from 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 anti-virus 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 to a site gets hacked you don’t want your Ausfinex account to be at risk. Right? The best option is to use a unique password everywhere.
- Latest Anti-Virus Software
Always use the latest and updated anti-virus on your system. Having a good antivirus tool on your device is the most important thing. Compared to getting accounts hacked or losing coins, don’t hesitate to pay a small fee and buy updated Anti-virus software.
- Don’t Share Your Ausfinex Password Ever
We urge all our users to keep Ausfinex account password safe and secret. Ausfinex support team will never call you to know your password or account details, if anyone does so claiming to be from Ausfinex support don’t REVEAL your password. Instead report this to our support team at the earliest. No need to share Ausfinex account password with your friends and family members either. Our system is not designed or will require user password for any operation, be assured about it.
- Password Manager
There are many users who face trouble remembering different unique passwords, in such cases we will suggest you to use suitable password managers. Many popular password managers are available online, using these are easy and safe. Most password managers have browser plugins which makes 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, passwords can easily be stolen by hackers and by the time you realize it’s too late. 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 smartphones or tablets 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 that. Always used 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 it smartly for your benefit. Again, don’t share your phone pass lock or details with anyone. Don’t ever share your pass locks with your family or keys, unknowingly you may allow hackers to steal vital information. Managing your smart device is your issue; don’t give any opportunity to hackers!
- Secure Your Laptop or Desktop Computer
Apart from smart devices, you may often use laptop or desktop computers to access Ausfinex account online. Its highly recommended to keep your system secure by installing latest Antivirus and keep updating it on 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 internet and random software.
Browser plugins are pretty risky, be double-assured while using it. Always use popular and reliable plugins, don’t randomly download or use something which is new on the market. Off late 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 is enough to keep your system free from hacks. Always turn on the encrypt entire disk feature while installation, then turn on the firewall option. Using these simple tricks for crypto trading can do wonders and help you transact safely always. Following these above tricks will make your computer safe like 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 much stuff on your system makes it vulnerable, keeping it 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, in today’s time it’s no longer secure. 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 any one 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 all unwanted stuff. Risk here is endless, hence its highly recommended to use wired connection for crypto trading. If you have no other option but to use Wi-Fi, especially in an open cafe like cafeterias, it's safe to use VPN.
- Enabling Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication is one cool thing! Not many individuals are aware of this process but it can ensure secure Ausfinex trading. For someone who is 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. Protonmail 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.