The Internet security experts, which included Gaurav Sharma and Tarun Bansal, were addressing students and professionals at a seminar at Bharti Mandapam here.
"Always have an eye for suspicious activity on your online existence. Most of the time hackers create a duplicate website and as soon as you provide your log in address on it, your site is hacked," said Gaurav. Tarun Bansal, another IIT Kanpur student, warned Internet users against Internet security loopholes.
Organized under the aegis of a web portal, allmycourses.com, the workshop witnessed a focused and holistic discussions on various forms of hacking.
"Always sign out from your account after use. If you close down your window without successfully logging out, the web browser stores your login information which could be used by hackers to tamper with your account," Tarun told students.
One more thing to keep in mind is to always check for the right URL before logging in, wrong URLs (like www.facabook.com in place of www.facebook.com) are also dangerous, Tarun informed students.
An IIT-Kanpur student and group coordinator, Girijesh Jha, said: "Students right from class IX to degree students along with many professionals attended the workshop." The experts also took questions from the audience. The workshop will also continue on Sunday
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