Some time back a close friend called me for advice on how to protect his passwords, and more generally all of his digital information. He is feeling overwhelmed by the amount of data he has to remember like passwords, usernames, etc. He knows that if he starts writing down sensitive information on paper, I will kill him. Do not write down sensitive information on paper (If you are not going to properly protect this paper of course).
On this post you will find a list of points that will probably help a lot of people, especially if they didn’t do anything of this yet.
Let me start by saying this: Your information is yours and should never be on the hands of someone else without your knowledge. A lot of people I tried to share these tips with across my life, gave me answers like: “I don’t have anything important”…
What these persons usually fail to dimension is that they are not in general conscious about the amount of data that one accumulates over time and through different services.
Today it might just be some pictures of cats and dogs, tomorrow you start adding family photos, then your bank account access information, and then other more sensitive information.
So it’s better to start securing your digital life as soon as possible, and here are some things you can do about it:
You might start seeing a lot of social media posts about #Rewfeed (can go as “RevFeed” too) and how incredible this website will give you USD 250 for free to start investing on their own “Social Media Investment platform”. The main selling point is not only that they will give you the 250 to start for free but that you will pay it back once you reach your first USD 10.000 :). They claim that they invented a “social media analyzer” that lets them predict which companies stock´s will go up or down based on people´s perception.
Sounds sweet right? Actually too sweet to be true. Check the analysis of the scam below: (more…)
As you may have heard, Netflix started to block the usage of VPN and Proxy servers to be able to watch the USA Netflix (which has more content) from another country.
Unfortunately there are still a lot of licensing issues for Netflix to allow them to have the same content at a global scale. They are aware of the problem and they are working on a solution, but this will take years.
I have been testing different VPN & DNS Services that would allow you to not only protect your privacy by using a VPN to connect to the Internet, but would also work for watching USA Netflix wherever you are.
With more and more people using Google services, it’s important to bring awareness of social engineering attacks.
Please watch the video below shared by Symantec that explains the attack type and how easy someone can trick you into giving them access to your Google account.
One of the main suggestions is to enable 2 Step verification to secure all your accounts, not only Google ones, but everything else too.
Make sure to send the link to the video to as much people as you know so that they don’t fall into these scams.
The following article outlines some the best ways to keep your data safe from malware. It talks about some handy tips that you can easily do and stay safe from data hackers.
The world is digitizing with every passing day. We are constantly moving towards a paperless kind of a world. This naturally implies that the number of electronic devices and technology has consequently risen steadily.
This has rendered life quite easy for people. At work they have their desktops, at home laptops and mobile devices like Smartphones and tablets while on the go. But are you sure that your data (which is accessible from so many places) is absolutely safe? If your answer comes with a slight hesitation, here are a few tips on how you can keep your data safe.