Malware, phishing and ID thieves are everywhere – but you don’t have to be paranoid, or hang back, or stop yourself enjoying the best the web has to offer. Our tips should help you browse with confidence.
With malicious remote access attacks of the rise it is time to check your computer’s RDP configuration and apply restrictions, like turning it off, limiting users,and applying strong passwords.
These days cybercriminals will use phone calls, SMS messages, emails, fake apps – and even couriers – in an effort to get your money. The key to staying safe is to recognize behavior that isn’t quite “right” – and catch phishers and fraudsters in the act.
What are the immediate practical implications of the Snowden-prompted revelation that the NSA has broken or circumvented a lot of commercially available encryption? For a start, you should not stop using encryption, but you may want to review how you use it moving forward, Stephen Cobb explains.
After taking quite a long break from comment moderation on the WeLiveSecurity blog, I’ve recently started receiving comment notifications and have therefore been able to moderate some of the comments that have I’ve seen, and I thought it was worth passing on some thoughts about the moderation process as I see it. I should make
Performing a “cyber spring clean” can be time-consuming – but many of us have a few weaknesses we can tighten up in two minutes or less. Here are a few “instant fixes” for problems you might have overlooked…
Phishing emails are a sad fact of life, and most of us are used to dealing with them – but cybercriminals are increasingly turning to SMS to reel in their victims. Our tips should help you avoid clicking something you’ll regret.
Children come into contact with the internet at a very young age these days – a survey on a parenting site this year said that one in eight children go online before the age of two. Our tips will help keep youngsters safe – and help them enjoy the internet.
Most of us have faced cyber attacks sent by our best friends – Facebook “offers” they’ve clicked by accident, spamming everyone on their friends list, or Twitter stories they’ve shared without checking.
Many of us have got wiser to email spams and scams – but cybercriminals are in the perfect position to “fine tune” their attacks. Our tips might help you avoid the “click of death”…
Beat the heat, find somewhere cool to compute! But first check our tips on how to more safely navigate the mall, lobby, library, coffee shop or wherever you go to chill out with your digital devices.
Many people leave phones and tablets “open” to criminals – both the cyber variety, and the ordinary, non-cyber kind. Our tips should help your handset safe.
Spotting “bad” apps on Android is not always easy – with cybercriminals finding new tricks every month to fool phone and tablet users into downloading malware.
Summer is here and school is out, what better time to take a look at improving the cyber protection on all of your household’s many digital devices?
Correct identification of an individual using a computer or service is important because it represents the accountability of the person identified. If you know my username on a computer system, you can check on what I do on that system through an audit trail, and I can therefore be held accountable for those actions. However,
As we read earlier this week, the chances that one or more of your digital devices may get stolen are uncomfortably high. So what would happen if your mobile device falls into the wrong hands? Here are a few tips that will help minimize the damage if it happens to you.
Your email account can be used by cyber criminals to spread malware or attempt to steal personal details from you. Follow our tips for a safer email experience. Create and use secure passwords As with all your online activity, you should always choose passwords that are hard to guess and to crack. This means long
Want to be safer online using your laptop or tablet when using public Wi-Fi? You can. Here are our five essential tips. 1 First, if you are not going to use the Internet it’s a good idea to turn off Wi-Fi connectivity completely on your laptop, smartphone or tablet. You are then guaranteed that your