As we’re entering 2020, we’re also plotting out our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of suggesting what you should do next year, however, let’s have a look at some cybersecurity mistakes you should avoid for a more secure 2020. Denying you are a target You’ve probably already brushed off this possibility with contempt, thinking the chances … More ESET’s 20 cybersecurity tips for 2020
What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it? It’s that time of year again, and chances are that new tech will be one of the gifts tucked under your Christmas tree. Whether it’s a smartphone, laptop or, say, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) gadget, … More How to secure your digital Christmas presents
An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop. ESET researchers in Latin America have spotted fraudulent websites that impersonate PayPal and attempt to trick users into handing over considerably more than ‘only’ their access credentials to the payment service. The ruse … More Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins
The second authentication factor might be a minor inconvenience, but it provides a major security boost. With past years riddled with security breaches, it is high time we evaluated the way we secure our online presence. The usual way to secure most of your digital accounts is by using a password, no question about it. … More 2FA: Double down on your security
The browser’s latest version also aims to up the ante in phishing protection. Google has added a new feature to its Chrome web browser that will alert users if their login credentials have been compromised in a security breach, according to the company’s announcement. This may sound familiar, and with good reason. The functionality builds on … More Chrome now warns you if your password has been stolen
These passwords may win the popularity contest but lose flat out in security. Year after year, analyses show that millions of people make, to put it mildly, questionable choices when it comes to the passwords they use to protect their accounts. And fresh statistics for the year that is drawing to a close confirm that … More The worst passwords of 2019: Did yours make the list?
How can people who didn’t grow up with technology protect themselves against some of the most common types of online fraud? The conventional thinking is that aging people tend to be at a higher risk of falling prey to scam artists than their children or grandchildren. Regardless of whether this is true or not, older people … More 5 scam prevention tips for seniors