Sr. No: 1
Why 2FA is Must?
Phishing attack, data breaches, shoulder surfing etc. can compromise your user-name credentials. To render such attacks useless, 2FA - two factor authentication - is the average user's best friend. Otherwise, a single mistake can result in account's breach. So, setup 2FA on Facebook, Instagram etc.
Another step towards improving online security is use of hardware security key on new devices for log-in. It renders stolen passwords and even intercepted text messages useless.
Sr. No: 2
Are Scanning QR Codes Safe?
QR codes can encode a lot of information, but can also perform hidden unauthorized actions like connecting to a Wi-Fi network or navigating to a malicious link. This makes scanning a QR code risky, as there is no way of reading the information contained inside it, before exposing the device to the unsuspecting payload.
If you scan a QR code that seems suspicious, you must pay attention to what the code executes.
Sr. No: 3
Chrome Extension “Password Checkup”:
The new google chrome extension called “password checkup” is a must for every privacy enthusiasts. Once the extension is installed, it checks any login details against a huge database of 4 million user name and passwords, and warns it if finds a match. Thus, it checks whether the user password has already been compromised in a previous data breach.
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RBI Warning About “ANYDESK” App:
On Feb, 2019 RBI alerted banks about fraudulent transactions on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform. RBI’s cyber security and IT examination cell warned user that a mobile app “AnyDesk” was targeting the mobile phone of customers.
It seeks permission to access control the phone like any other application. However, when the permission is granted by a user, “AnyDesk” app allegedly steals confidential data on the phone to carry out fraudulent transactions through other payment apps available on the phone.
Sr. No: 5
By 2020, the estimated number of passwords used by humans and machines worldwide will grow to 300 billion.- Cybersecurity Media
Sr. No: 6
VPN provide privacy not anonymity, because the VPN server can see everything like ISPs sees normally.