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5 Signs Your Computer Network Has Been Hacked

09 Dec

As far as you are always online, you
are vulnerable to being hacked. So,
oftentimes than not, it is never
simple to decide if your computer
has been hacked. This is because
hackers have developed subtle ways
to quietly access your network
without you suspecting anything. Not
to worry,i share some signs to look
out for. If you notice any of these
signs, you should alert your IT
department. Hacking can damage a
lot of things including your
reputation. Ask Hillary Clinton how
the exposure of her emails by
hackers affected her electioneering
campaign.
Unexpected slowdown
Normally, the speed of your internet
is faster than Usain Bolt but suddenly
it becomes very slow. It may be that
someone is tampering with your
router remotely. This is possible
when hackers install a software that
can slow down your networks. So, if
you notice any of this you should
take action.
You are unable to log in
You open your system and log in
with ease. But in this case, it is
taking forever for you to log in and
nothing seems to be working like
your password and username even if
it is correct. This may be a clue that
something is wrong. If this is the
case, you should immediately change
your password.
Unusual activity
Computers something can drive you
insane due to because when you
want to perform an important task
that is when it starts acting up. If
these unusual activities continue
nonstop, there must be something
wrong. It may be a technical fault or
it may be hackers attempting to
steal sensitive information.
Your Antivirus is deactivated
If your antivirus appears disabled, it
is a good signal that something is
amiss. This is because you didn’t
deactivate it. You may probably have
visited a website created by a hacker
which can automatically disable the
antivirus of any system. Your system
will tell you if it is off. Pay attention
to this and switch on or update your
antivirus.
New Apps appear
There are thousands of apps out
there including the ones developed
by hackers. Note that hacking is now
very sophisticated. So hackers are
now creative. If an app you didn’t
download appears on your system
appears, don’t click it. The best you
can do is to delete. If you do open it,
you given hackers unlimited access
to your system. Be careful.

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