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Freelancers are a prime target for cybercriminals

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Targeted by cybercriminals

There are many benefits to being a freelancer. But, as a mobile worker, you likely have volumes of client data on your computer, and that information is attractive to cybercriminals.

As a freelancer, you might be targeted by online criminals, so you have to take precautions to avoid...

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Freelancers do most of their work online, creating and compiling data. They may not realise that they are a primary target of hackers because they assume they are a tiny entity.

Hackers can use almost any piece of personal information they obtain to harm the owner. For exa...

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Freelancers often work in public spaces like coffee shops and libraries.

  • Connecting to the wrong Wi-Fi network could cause you to fall victim to the man-in-the-middle attack. This is a fake Wi-Fi network that seems free or matches closely to a real network. When you connec...

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It's vital to implement standard security methods so you don't fall for commons scams.

  • Use smart passwords - a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters - and change them often.
  • Consider a two-factor authentication on your phone a...

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