Seven tips for safe online shopping

Black Friday is approaching, and many stores are already advertising tempting discounts and other offers. But dealers aren’t the only ones looking for buyers. Fraudsters try to take advantage of this circumstance and extort money from unsuspecting consumers. Cybercriminals lurk and outdo themselves by creating fake websites that look very Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Should we cover our laptop camera lens for protection or not?

If we’re paranoid about what visual access people can have to us when we’re working, when they shouldn’t, we might wonder if we need a physical camera cover over our computer lens. Several high-profile public figures have been known to use camera covers… Former FBI Director James Comey told “NPR” Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The temperature of our fingers betrays our codes

Inexhaustible is —as it turns out— the imagination of those who seek to find a way to access our personal information, but, unfortunately, they have the rapid development of technology as their ally, which provides them with the tools to achieve their goal. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft: Windows 11 updates start with ‘Start’ menu and ‘video editor’

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is starting to roll out the first major update for “Windows 11”, the current version of its PC operating system. Installing the free update will make computers more affordable, more convenient, more secure; and maybe even greener. Over the past decade, Microsoft has diversified Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Cybersecurity: What is SIM swapping; how to protect yourself

It is a fact that cyber-attacks aimed at stealing personal data are increasing. While most people are aware of “phishing attacks”, very few are aware of the dangers of so-called “SIM swapping”: where cybercriminals get their hands on a copy of a victim’s mobile “SIM card”. With a duplicate “SIM Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Kaspersky: How to protect your router

“Routers” are essential for “Wi-Fi” connections, as millions of new devices are installed in homes and workplaces every day. According to an analysis carried out by Kaspersky, over 500 vulnerabilities were discovered in routers in 2021, including 87 critical ones. Threats from vulnerable “routers” affect both households and organizations, as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Vishing: What it is; how it works and how to avoid falling into the trap

On “TikTok” a prank is gaining popularity where people call their friends —using an automated voicemail— to tell them that a large amount of money is about to be debited from their account. Kaspersky experts warn that this trend is a real fraud method, called “vishing”, and is actively used Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Why you shouldn’t post pictures of children online

Children born today will have the largest digital footprint in history. By the time the average person turns 18, it is estimated that they will have more than 70,000 posts about themselves online! This is a huge amount of data being shared, exchanged and stored. This data is then accessible Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tips for safe streaming, how to avoid viruses

In recent years this era has been largely replaced by “streaming” services such as “Spotify”, “Apple Music” and others, which have conquered the music market. According to the “MIDiA” report, the global music subscriber base continues to grow rapidly, with 523.9 million music subscribers at the end of the second Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How will you know if you are being spied on through your device’s camera

As part of our digital lives, we are increasingly sitting in front of a screen, whether it is a laptop, smartphone or other device. This usually means that we are also sitting in front of a camera that —before the pandemic— most of us rarely used. But, while webcams can Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Beware of email fraud sent by Greek Police

A mail fraud with the alleged sender of Greek Police has been circulating in recent days by perpetrators, who try to deceive/mislead the citizens. According to an announcement by the Police, the text message —which you will see below, as an alleged letter from the Greek Police— is false and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How will you know if your phone has been hacked

It is not uncommon for your cell phone to be hacked. It may sound strange to you, but it certainly happens in the best families. Some people —and we sometimes do— even store passwords in their cell phone notes to keep them accessible at all times, because ok, how many Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …