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 …

How to protect your personal data on the internet

In the context of protecting the privacy of every user who uses the internet, the ADAE (Communications Privacy Assurance Authority) has taken various actions, which ensure the safety of the user on the internet; issues regulations to establish security measures by companies-providers, deals with complaints about breaches of telephone and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

ESET: How hackers can “steal” passwords

“Passwords” are the Achilles heel of many people’s digital lives, especially at a time when the average person has to remember dozens of “passwords”, and that number has grown steadily in recent years. “Passwords” are the virtual “keys” for the digital world, offering access to electronic banking, e-mail, social networking Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How to keep digital intruders away from your bank accounts

The “smartphone” is not just a communication device, but is used for many more things. And in recent years, with the growing popularity of “mobile banking”, the “smartphone” is the basic device —for many of us— in terms of access to bank accounts and transaction processing. Given this, it is Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Three common scams on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with more than a billion active users, it is one of the four most popular social networks in the world. The number of its users, however, makes it more attractive to internet hackers everywhere. Amer Owaida, from international cybersecurity firm “ESET”, analyzes the three most common scams that a simple Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Gmail: New filters make it easier to search for old emails

Google is introducing a new feature in “Gmail” for “Android” users, which will allow them to instantly and easily locate their emails, based on the new search filters it added to the app. The new filters that were added appear directly below the search bar. As shown in the screenshot, the new feature allows users to find “emails” based on the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft has opened a window to password removal

Microsoft has announced that all users of Windows and other products can now remove all passwords from their Microsoft accounts and, instead, use a special mobile authentication application, or other solution. The US company in March allowed only its business users to use password-free accounts, a system that will now Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Passwords with three random words are safer than complex character sequences, experts say

It is much better to compose passwords for online accounts consisting of three random words than to create complex combinations of letters, numbers and symbols, according to UK government experts.  In a related blogpost, the “National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)” stated a three-word system creates passwords that are easy to remember. In addition, it creates unusual Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

7 ways to communicate more securely through messaging apps

Digital security is in the spotlight, as approximately 2.8 billion people worldwide used messaging applications in 2020 and are expected to exceed 3 billion by 2022. In this context, “Viber” experts share with the public the best tips for digital security. As they say, it all starts with using a secure application and checking Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The simple step that can prevent hackers from intercepting your data

Angus King, a member of the US Senate intelligence committee, received interesting advice to protect his phone at a staff briefing he attended this year. The first key step is to turn off the phone and the next step is to turn it on. According to him, the tactic of restarting phones makes it difficult for hackers to maintain their access Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …