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Freelancers are a prime target for cybercriminals

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...

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...

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...

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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