West Jaintia Hills Police

Government of Meghalaya

Mission Statement

PREVENTION AND PRECAUTION
CYBER CRIME
Precaution & Counter measures
Cybercrime prevention can be straight-forward - when armed with a little technical advice and common sense, many attacks can be avoided. The tips below provide basic information on how you can prevent
Take a test before opening e-mail attachment

  • Is the email from someone that you know?

  • Have you received email from this sender before?

  • Were you expecting email with an attachment from this sender?


  • Take a test before opening e-mail attachment

  • Is the email from someone that you know?

  • Have you received email from this sender before?

  • Were you expecting email with an attachment from this sender?



  • Use Strong Password
  • For each computer and service you use (email, chatting, online purchasing, for example), you should have a password.

  • Password should be Strong so that it cannot be cracked using dictionary attack.

  • It should have all combination possible & should change periodically to avoid Brute Force Attack


  • Protect Your Personal Computer

    • Use the latest version of a good anti-virus software package which allows updation from the Internet.

    • System firewall must be ON always.

    • Do not give out identifying information such as name, home address, school name or telephone number in a chat room, social networking site, etc.

    • Do not add unknown person to your friend list.

    • Keep your information in private setting.



    Prevention from online fraud.

    • Keep your computer current with the latest patches and updates.

    • Make sure your computer is configured securely.

    • Choose strong passwords and keep them safe.

    • Protect your computer with security software.

    • Protect your personal information.

    • Online offers that look too good to be true usually are.

    Review bank and credit card statements regularly.



    Prevention is always better than cure. It is always better to take certain precautions while working on the net. One should make them a part of his cyber life.

  • Identification of exposures through education will assist responsible companies and firms to meet these challenges.


  • One should avoid disclosing any personal information to strangers, the person whom they don’t know, via e-mail or while chatting or any social networking site.


  • One must avoid sending any photograph to strangers by online as misusing or modification of photograph incidents increasing day by day.


  • An update Anti-virus software to guard against virus attacks should be used by all the netizens and should also keep back up volumes so that one may not suffer data loss in case of virus contamination.


  • A person should never send his credit card number or debit card number to any site that is not secured, to guard against frauds.


  • It is always the parents who have to keep a watch on the sites that their children are accessing, to prevent any kind of harassment or depravation in children.


  • Web site owners should watch traffic and check any irregularity on the site. It is the responsibility of the web site owners to adopt some policy for preventing cyber crimes as number of internet users are growing day by day.


  • Web servers running public sites must be physically separately protected from internal corporate network.


  • It is better to use a security programs by the body corporate to control information on sites.


  • Strict statutory laws need to be passed by the Legislatures keeping in mind the interest of netizens.



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