Common security mistakes in collaboration tools




Modern technology is improving with sky rocket speed. Risk factors are also increasing with it. Nowadays, we are facing as many cyber threats as possible. The use of collaboration tools is also increasing in our daily private and professional life. There are still some security issues arises when it comes to using collaboration tools. In this article, you will have a deeper insight on some common security mistakes in using collaboration tools.

Let’s see,

Work Together

Collaboration tools are so useful and handy that everyone is getting used to it. Reliance on such collaboration tools like email, file manager, and other tools are becoming the base of today’s’ world. So, in the presence of all these applications, there is still some gap that should be filled with security shield. Otherwise, a security breach can take place.

Browser

Most of the collaboration tools come with the online web browsers. There are some tools like plug-ins, add-ons, cookies that might face huge cyber threat and vulnerabilities. So, in that case, what should you do? The answer is immaculate and simple. You have to follow a strict privacy settings rules regarding using your browser. Make sure your family member or colleagues are following the same strict rules. Keep everyone updated. Introduce all with the internet security tips and be sure that everyone follows them. 

Password Recovery

Many tools and websites allow long and multi-character password. However, cyber criminals are still trying to steal user passwords from their device via phishing, scam tricks. In that case, you should be careful about using the strong passwords, and you should also arrange the password recovery system.

Encryption Facilities

Some collaboration tools nowadays are offering encryption facility features. However, most of the tools are not providing even an end-to-end encryption systems. This is threatening. Why? Because this kind of lacking can leak private conversations. End-to-end encryption means, only the receiver of the communication or message can decrypt and open it. So, encryption is highly recommended in the course of security.

Information Leakage

When you use collaboration tools through the web application, there is a possibility for the outsiders to get into your private area. How? Well, when you use such tools, you always type company.app.com or some other combination to get into the server login page. So, when you leave the area unsecured, it becomes easy to infiltrate for an outsider or a cyber criminal. So, you should ignore this type of mistakes.

So, these are some common and silly security mistakes in collaboration tools. To avoid all these mistakes, all you need to be very careful and strict rule follower. And by that, we mean to follow the recommended cyber security tips. If you think that there are nobody who can get into your system, then you’re just fooling yourself around. I hope the article will be very helpful. Read it and revive your security awareness.