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Safe Online Banking
Everybody uses online banking these days as it is so convenient and smartphones allow you to access your bank on the go. However, security must always be considered to keep your money safe. Here are three tips to help defend yourself against cyber criminals looking to steal money from an easy target.

  • Have two-factor authentication setup both on the bank account and on the email address associated with the bank account
  • Set up text notifications from your bank and they will regularly send you your current balance
  • Use a Credit card when shopping online to reduce the exposure of your banking details

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Keeping secure while shopping online
Everyone loves to shop online as it can offer the best selection at the best prices however there are always scammers looking to part you from your money. Here are 3 tips to help you beat them and be a safe shopper;

  • Use reputable online retailers
  • Protect your accounts with strong passwords
  • Read the user reviews of both the company and the product

 

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Keeping safe on social media

Facebook is a fun and useful tool for socialising and sharing. However, it can put you at risk if not used properly and this is especially important for young people who are more vulnerable to bully and harassment. Here are 3 quick tips to keep you safe.

  • DO Go through privacy settings to ensure people only see what you want them to see.
  • DO Use a good password that you change frequently.
  • DON’T post things that could get you in trouble or that you will later regret.

These tips are taken from our social media module, for more information fill out the form on the right to receive our top ten tips guide on social media.

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Keeping away from malware & spyware

Browsing the internet is a power tool and is useful in walks of life from shopping and banking to research and gaming. However, not everything on the internet is safe and falling victim can lose you money or see your devices infected with malware.

Here are 3 simple tips to help keep you safe;

  • Use trusted anti-virus and internet security applications.
  • Look for the lock to make sure the site has a valid SSL certification
  • Don’t download illegal software or media as these often contain malware

These tips are taken from our web browsing module, for more information on this please fill out the form on the right to receive our top ten tips guide on safe browsing and malware prevention.

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SPECIALISTS IN CYBER SECURITY

Here at CYBER123 we believe that prevention and training is the best way to secure your digital world. If we can train you on what things to spot, how scams and cybercrime works then we believe you are less likely to become a victim. Our unique training offers scenarios and advice on what to spot how to protect yourself and how to deal with the scams and frauds that are about in the world today.

Understanding the resources that support critical functions and the related cyber security risks enable businesses to define resources and efforts in mitigating the risks

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IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES TO GET YOUR DATA

If I have your work email address, generally, now I will have your first name and surname and the company you work for.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED

Firstly, if your Instagram account has been hacked then there is a good chance your email has been hacked as well. What you would need to do first would be to report it to Instagram.

TELEPHONE SPOOFING

Telephone spoofing is easy to do, all you have to do is create an account on a website, enter a few telephone numbers and you get to call someone as if you were someone else.

Is your child being Cyber Bullied

Parents can find it difficult to tell the difference between the emotional development of their children or whether something more sinister is taking place.
A lot of the times it is normal for growing children to have mood swings, quiet periods, manic periods and changes of emotional circumstance but sometimes these can also be a sign that they are being bullied or bullying others.

From Xero to Zero

To test and check the security of Xero online accounting software I wanted to see if they were susceptible to MITM attacks. I created a trial account and signed up and logged into Xero using standard 1FA (1 Factor Authentication –ie, password). I installed the Xero APP on my phone and Logged in being able to Skip MFA (Multiple Factor Authentication).

Three Mobile Data Breach

According to news reports some 6 million customer records have been stolen from Three Mobile (one of the UK’s largest mobile network providers). In order to commit this type of upgrade fraud the attackers must have used authorised login credentials to access the upgrades systems. Data accessed would have included names, phone numbers, addresses and date of births of customers.

Three reasons to worry about worms

Worms are a type of malware similar to viruses in that it is self-replicating. However, worms don’t generally attach themselves to applications. Why should you worry about worms?

The Day the Internet Died

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, PSN and a whole load of other internet services and websites were down or left partially working on Friday. This happened when hackers launched an extremely large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn DNS Servers. Dyn is a major host of internet DNS servers. It looks like Dyn was hit with up to 4 attacks lasting most of Friday.

3 reasons to worry about spyware

Obviously spyware is not something that you would like to have on your computer, tablet or mobile phone but should you be worried about spyware? Some of the stories I have heard are just scary!

Are you infecting your customers?

Earlier in the year mobile provide O2 had marketing campaign where they were promoting an e-book. To distribute their e-book they sent out free USB memory sticks to their customers. Unfortunately for them the e-book wasn’t the only thing on the USB sticks and unwitting customers that plugged the USB sticks into a windows devices found themselves infect with a virus.

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