How to stay safe when being exclusively online

EN https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/safe-at-home_final.pdf

DE https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/safe-at-home_de.pdf

RO https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/safe-at-home_ro.pdf

More here: https://www.europol.europa.eu/activities-services/public-awareness-and-prevention-guides/make-your-home-cyber-safe-stronghold 

 

Recommendations:

  • Wi-Fi: always change the default router password
  • Install antivirus software on all devices connected to the internet
  • Choose strong and different passwords  for your email and social media accounts
  • Review your apps’ permissions and delete those you don’t use
  • Back up your data and run regular  software updates
  • Secure electronic devices with passwords, PIN or biometric information
  • Review the privacy  settings of your social media accounts

Online shopping safety tips

  • Buy from reliable online vendors and check individual ratings
  • Think twice: if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • Use credit cards when shopping online for stronger customer protection
  • Check your bank account often for suspicious activity

 

DO NOT:

  • Reply to suspicious messages or calls
  • Open links and attachments in unsolicited emails and text messages
  • Share your bank card details or personal financial information
  • Buy things online that seem to be sold out everywhere else
  • Send money upfront to someone you don’t know
  • Share news that doesn’t come from official sources
  • Make donations to charities without double-checking their authenticity

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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