Making Sense of Security 5 Cyber Safety Tips

5 Cyber Safety Tips

With October being Cyber Awareness Month, there s much that people need to know to stay safe online. Especially on social media. It’s more than not sharing any financial information. You need to protect your private data! Here are 5 simple Cyber Safety tips to help you stay secure. Get your copy of these tips to share now. NEVER Share Your Password! Keep your passwords secure. Change passwords often. 2. Post Carefully to Social Media Remember: Internet posts stay there forever. Especially with screenshots. 3. Be Careful Browsing the Internet One careless click can expose your sensitive information. Think before you click! 4. Use Caution Downloading Avoid downloading suspicious apps or software. It may result in malware. 5. Use...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October - Making Sense of Security

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity applies to the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack.  Here we at Making Sense of Security provide a few simple measures to help you stay safe in the digital world.  BASIC CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES: MAKE A UNIQUE AND LONG PASSWORDThe Longer your password, the more complex it can become for hackers to crack. A strong password is at least 12 characters long. Focus on multiple characters that you like to think about and are easy to remember. Make sure you use more letters than numbers. Also include symbols [email protected]#$%^&*?>. BE CAUTIOUS OF WIFI HOTSPOTS  Public...

How to Read Someone’s Emails without a Password -Making Sense of Security

How to Read Someone’s Emails without a Password 

How Can Someone Read Your Emails If They Don’t Have Your Password? Although social media apps and instant messengers on mobile phones have gained huge popularity during recent years, many people still use email.  For instance, Internet users in the U.S. (who send at least one email per month) comprise over 246 million people so far. There are three major email providers in the world: Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Outlook. Outlook counts over 400 million active users worldwide. Yahoo, acquired by Verizon, has about 225 million users. Naturally, the most popular email provider is Gmail by Google. It has about 1.5 billion active users per month worldwide as of 2019. Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning we may...

How Does Ransomware Spread Globally? Through Malware.

How is Ransomware Spread in Mobile Phone Devices?

How is Ransomware Spread in Mobile Phone Devices? As an Android user, it is vital to keep in mind that ransomware doesn’t just attack your PC devices. Smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more prone to ransomware attacks. How is ransomware spread in mobile phones? Are there ways that you can protect your mobile device from ransomware spreading? What causes ransomware to spread in cell phones? Making Sense of Security will tell you everything you need to know about how ransomware can spread in your mobile phone and how to protect your mobile phone from ransomware spread. Whether it’s to protect your family or business, we have tips to help protect your mobile devices. Ransomware is a type...

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft   Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should take to prevent thieves from stealing and using your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for fraudulent activities. As more and more of our personal information is online and cybercriminals target everything from bank accounts to tax refunds, identity theft is a growing concern. With your sensitive information in their hands, crooks can make fraudulent purchases, open new accounts or apply for loans in your...

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How To Remove Ransomware From Android Phone Easily?

How To Easily Remove Ransomware From Android Phone? For many people, ransomware is a hack attack on computer devices, not mobile phones. This is far from the truth. Not only can malware be present on Android devices but also ransomware. Thus everyone needs to know how to remove ransomware from Android phones. Android is the most popular mobile operating system. Android phones are used by a large number of people across the world. This means that hackers have a large field of prey unlike to target. Therefore, anyone with an Android phone should be aware of the risk they are at once their phones are infiltrated by ransomware. How Do You Know That You Need To Remove Ransomware From...

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How To Set Your Phone for Better Privacy and Security

The default factory settings on your phone are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they’re the best way to see what the creator recommends for you, and it makes it easy to get started. But sometimes, these features can have problems. They can be reducing your battery life, or share things you don’t want them to. So no matter what phone you use, you should change a few options around if you want to have the most security. And this guide will help you to find those. These settings alone will not protect you from persistent hackers or from complex phishing scams but they will be a great place to start your basic security review. Unfortunately cyber crime statistics are showing...

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Win $100 Giveaway!

Yes! That is right! We are giving away $100 Wal-Mart gift card! To enter for a chance to win, just click here! The $100 Winner will randomly be selected at the end of the month and notified promptly. Share the link with friends for chance of double entries to increase your chances to WIN! We appreciate our loyal viewers and want to show it! Thanks for sharing and GOOD LUCK all! You can also enter at the bottom of the page here....

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How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment

How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment   Advancements in cloud solutions and collaboration tools in recent years, coupled with the necessity of going remote due to the pandemic, have empowered today’s workforce to choose where they want to work. While the ability to work from anywhere—home, the library, coffee shops or even the beach– gives employees increased flexibility, the shift from the traditional office setting has exposed security and logistical concerns. Remote workers often access sensitive information from unsecured devices and networks, which can result in compromised data and failed privacy compliance. Canada’s federal government introduced a bill in November 2020 that proposed stringent privacy protection laws after realizing the security threats of a distributed...

New Release: 2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

Holger Schultze wrote: The need to secure the remote workforce has never been more critical. A year into the pandemic, organizations are still grappling with how to protect their assets. The Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the new workforce, key challenges, and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more. Key findings include: Almost three-quarters of organizations are concerned about the security risks introduced by users working from home; despite these challenges, 86% are likely to continue supporting remote work in the future. Key security challenges cited include user awareness and training (57%),home/public WiFi network security (52%), and sensitive data leaving the perimeter (46%). The applications...

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

Even though the UK has made ‘huge progress’ on cybersecurity efforts, the new Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Lindy Cameron believes that the current efforts are still not enough. The new security head previously worked as a Director-General for the North Ireland office. She also worked for the Department for International Development (DfID), and was responsible for international programs in Africa and APAC. In her upcoming speech to Queen’s University Belfast, she will highlight the recent SolarWinds hack on US government agencies, and the Microsoft Exchange zero-day vulnerability as current real-world examples. In a highlight from her speech, she talks about the growing threat of ransomware and how it is affecting public schools/universities. She will...

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A Discussion on How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Is your PC shielded against ransomware assaults? Ransomware is a kind of malware (vindictive programming) which crooks use to extract money. It holds info to payoff with encoding or by keeping clients locked from their gadgets. This article shows you everything to know on how to prevent ransomware attacks. We investigate the various approaches to shield your PC and your information from ransomware assaults. Pernicious programming that utilizes encoding to hold information for delivery has gotten fiercely effective in the most recent couple of years. The reason for this product is to blackmail cash from the casualties with guarantees of re-establishing encoded information. Like other PC infections, it finds its way onto a gadget by exploiting a security opening...

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in the United Kingdom,” Kay writes. “There are elements that might strike the recipient as strange. For example, the phrase ‘recuperating favorably’ is a bit off. Noncompliance is spelled ‘non-compliance.’ And ‘these guide and policies’ has an agreement-of-number problem. But otherwise, it’s a pretty good fake,...

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Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide us with greater security, others simply offer a false sense of security and could potentially lead to online misfortune. One such platform is SuperVPN. While users may applaud themselves for using a VPN to protect their privacy, this Android app is unfortunately spilling their secrets without their knowledge. ...

SolarWinds security fiasco may have started with simple password blunders

SolarWinds Security Fiasco may have Started with Simple Password Blunders

SolarWinds security fiasco may have started with simple password blunders UPDATED: Many things came together to crack SolarWinds, but it may all have started with that classic mistake of leaking a lousy password. A SolarWinds third-party, public relations spokesperson, however, claims that the password incident had nothing to do with the major security breach. Many things came together to crack SolarWinds, but it may all have started with that classic mistake of leaking a lousy password. We still don’t know just how bad the SolarWinds security breach is. We do know over a hundred US government agencies and companies were cracked. Microsoft president Brad Smith said, with no exaggeration, that it’s “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world...

How Do Random Number Generators Work?

In a real-world casino, random chance plays a huge part in ensuring that games are fair. If neither the player nor the house can predict which card will be drawn next, or where the ball will stop on a roulette wheel, then the games are unpredictable, and therefore fair. Whilst relying on the laws of physics, or the near-infinite number of combinations that a deck of cards can be arranged into is easy in real life, when it comes to online casinos, things aren’t so simple. The problem is that making something truly random is really quite difficult. Humans are very bad at creating random combinations, and computer programs need to base any number that they generate on an already...

How Internet Security Evolved in Tandem with iGaming

How Internet Security Evolved in Tandem with iGaming

For a non-biological entity, the internet is an area filled with constant and unstoppable evolution. From the hardware which backs it to the software systems it carries, nothing in this arena stays the same for long. One of the most major forms these changes take is seen in the world of security. While there are many fields in which this battle is fought, by focusing on just one it can be possible to track greater trends in the online security environment. For the sake of this article, we want to use online bingo as an example. A simple game to play on the surface, it’s a world in which the real developments run surprisingly deep. Staying steady over the years, the...

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Security admins checklist: 10 tasks to perform every year

Here is a checklist of 10 important tasks security administrators should perform to keep devices protected and secure. Security administrators oversee the secured processes in place, safeguarding the day-to-day operations of an organization. While it is easy for users to focus solely on protecting computers and their devices, security admins are tasked with managing the overall landscape–including LAN/WAN, services, the devices used to access those services, and the most unpredictable factor of them all: The end user. Below is a checklist list of 10 items that should be performed  to ensure that devices and networks remain secured throughout the year. 1. Update your company’s policies Corporate policies governing computing systems, networks, and acceptable-use should be updated regularly to ensure they...

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