Cyber-attacks: “Hacktivism”; the #1 risk and the new trends

“Check Point Research (CPR)”, the Threat Intelligence division of “Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP)” —the world’s leading provider of cyber security solutions— released its “Cyber ​​Attack Trends: 2022 Mid-Year Report” report, which highlights how cyber attacks have become a state-level weapon —including the new method “ransomware” “Country Extortion” 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 …

The Peaky Blinders of the 21st century have been arrested

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Birmingham-based “Peaky Blinders” gang was active in Britain, which became famous thanks to the worldwide success of the TV series of the same name. London police say they have dismantled a hacker mob called “Lapsu$”. Seven key members of the mob have Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Instagram adds parental control options

Since last December, the Instagram development team had promised to add new parental control features to the popular platform and now we are in the final stretch for their launch, as it started in the US. The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, describes the new options as the first parental 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 …