So the Mayans were wrong. We’ve survived their fatal predictions and yet another year has passed, leaving behind a chain of ever-evolving online threats. From massive hack attacks, rampant computer infections, mobile malware, spear-phishing attacks, malicious websites, spam zombies, to Facebook scams, online privacy invasions, even (and especially!) on Facebook and cyberbulling. The list may, of course, continue. But now that we’re about to enter a new year, what lessons are we drawing from this past one?
Most of you know the online world isn't exactly the safest place to go to – with all that cyber fauna out there: viruses, computer worms, Trojan horses etc. But you probably don't know how eaxctly you can get infected. So we've made up a list of the most common ways – read it carefully and watch out:
With online shopping expected to almost double over the next few years, it’s vital that you are educated on how to navigate the shops of the world wide web safely. Cybercriminals are ramping up their scams, and while it’s easy to get distracted by the multitude of options and deals it’s even easier to forget about the risks of sharing personal information online.
Now that you’re covered off on the who’s who of Hack Attacks, let’s look at the things you can do to help protect yourself.
First off, we’ve got a few ‘Yes or No’ questions for you: