The Internet has Evolved…
Back then, the rules are simple..
Install your anti-virus,
Don’t click on anything sketchy,
don’t open random downloaded files.
As the learning moves online, it opens up a window of opportunity..
From minor mischief to stolen identities, information leaks, randomware etc.
[Covid19 / WFH Edition]
The Complete Guide To Hackproofing:
Online Safety & Precaution
For Teachers And Students
Moving from offline to online is exhausting.
Learning how to properly use tools with security in mind is exhausting.
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But if you don’t take any preventive measures,
you may end up to be a victim in the news for a day or 2..
Will this work for me?
Although addressed to Teachers & Students,
this guide works for anyone.
Basic security measures are universal.
What’s At Risk?
I made a quick google search,
and found tons of headliners in
a couple minutes.
And these are just the ones
being reported on Google News!
- Location leaked
- Threats made
- Zoom call hacked
- Exposing Explicit photos
Are There Implications?
It always feel like a hassle,
till it’s your turn in the ditch.
can quite literally cost you.
Financially, Mentally & Emotionally.
You are at risk of..
- Identity Fraud
- Catfishing / Impersonation
- Lost of funds
- Personal photos/Info Leaked
And if doesn’t just stop there..
Table of Contents
Risk Index: What to look out for?
The WFH situation has enabled more vulnerability/points of attack.
From password, folders & open access chat groups and more.
Things like repeated passwords, downloading files from unknown sources for work as well as phishing.
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Why does this affect both teachers & students?
A sudden transition for all ages, young and old to an unfamiliar digital platform creates confusion.
This will open you up to hacking attempts because they don’t know how things should work.
Younger crowd are more easily influenced by false flags,
where the older crowd will tend to fall for phishing attempts etc.
Video Conference Safety
Physical Security /
Backups & 2FA
Internet Safety For Students / kids
Internet Safety For Teachers
Dealing With Threats / Harassment
What to do when hacked