If nothing else, this week’s news has taught us the importance of having an incident response plan in place and reminded us that we are individually all targets for criminals. But it’s not all doom and gloom, as demonstrated by an enterprising 11-year-old who has made secure passwords her business.
Has someone taken explicit video footage or still images of you and posted it on the internet? If they have, I really feel for you; it’s a horrific, damaging crime. But there is some help out there in the form of the law and specialised support groups run by people just like you.
Fool me once… hang on, have I just been socially engineered? It’s not only machines that can be hacked – humans can also be duped by malicious actors who leverage their knowledge of psychology to trick, deceive or otherwise bamboozle their way past security’s weakest link.
Do you have money in your bank account? If so, you may wish to keep it there. Read this article to find out how the convenience of online banking could deprive you of your hard-earned cash and learn what you can do to eliminate the risks.