Cybercriminals and a lot of other digital threats can make it difficult to keep your digital assets safe, even if you have all the necessary tools.
We will talk about some of the best security practices for safeguarding digital in this article.
Store your wallets offline
First, you need to use a hardware wallet for offline storage.
This is the practice of transferring your crypto assets and other digital valuables to an offline,
totally secure hard drive or other storage device.
Since it’s offline and can only be connected to a computer via cable, there’s no chance of a hacker getting access to your digital goods. Hardware wallets are particularly popular for storing crypto wallet keys. You can put the storage device in a safe and it would be best way to ensure your crypto assets are safe for years to come.
Set up 2FA for your online accounts
2FA or 2 factor authentication, is an important security step you should take for all of your online accounts and assets. It involves using multiple forms of identity proof before allowing access to your online accounts, crypto wallet, and elsewhere.
It is like withdrawing cash from an ATM where you need both the bank card and the PIN number. You will need the account password and a temporary code on your phone app or SMS to log into the account. Even if the hacker knows your password, they will not have the time based temporary code.
Obtain SSL certificates
SSL certification is an easy way to beef up the security of your digital assets and your website. SSL certification encrypts traffic going to and from your site,
so it’s much harder for hackers to steal information from you or other visitors to your site.
Learn to avoid phishing attempts
Phishing is an online scam that involves a cybercriminal pretending to be someone else to obtain sensitive information from you, like passwords and security phrase etc. Knowing how to spot phishing scams and avoid them is important to keep your digital assets safe.
Phishing may take different forms, with he most common being email phishing or SMS phishing. In these scams, you’ll receive an email or message from someone or some company that you have correspondence with but they are actually the hackers pretending to be someone they are not. You can easily spot this by checking the sender email address. They may claim to be from your bank or IRS but their email address will be some fake random ones and they will direct you to a web URL that’s not the official website of the organization. If you see these emails, report them as phishing or spam and do not provide any of your personal information.
Update your passwords regularly
While passwords can certainly be effective security measures for your digital assets, you must update them regularly. If you use the same password more than once or for multiple accounts, it could let a hacker get access to all your data at the same time.