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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.



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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
  • Ransomware
  • DDoS
Here are some headlines I found from a quick google search..

Are There Implications?

It always feel like a hassle,
till it’s your turn in the ditch.

Being hacked,
can quite literally cost you.
Financially, Mentally & Emotionally.

You are at risk of..

  • Identity Fraud
  • Catfishing / Impersonation
  • Doxxing
  • Lost of funds
  • Personal photos/Info Leaked
  • Blackmail

    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.

Here are some resources we recommend!

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

Zoom security: Your meetings will be safe and secure if you do these 10 things

Best Practices for Video Conferencing Security

Risk of video conferencing 

 

Physical Security /
Shared Devices

Everything You Need to Know About Physical Security

5 essential security tips for shared devices

The Top 7 Risks Involved With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

 

Backups & 2FA

The Beginner’s Guide to PC Backup

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

SIM-Jackers Can Empty Your Bank Account with a Single Phone Call

Wave of SIM swapping attacks hit US cryptocurrency users

Social Engineering

How does social engineering work?

What Twitter Attack Says on Human Nature, Social Engineering

The Most Common Social Engineering Attacks [Updated 2020]

Phishing

What is phishing | Attack techniques & scam examples

Phishing Statistics and Email Fraud Statistics

Passwords

Password Security: Complexity vs. Length [Updated 2019]

have i been pwned, Database of Password Leaks

FBI recommends passphrases over password complexity

Cyberbullying

Teachers’ Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention

Tips To Stop Cyberbullying

Internet Safety For Students / kids

Online Safety For Kids

17 Cyber Safety Experts Share Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online

The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should Know

Internet Safety For Teachers

Online Safety resources for teachers

The 5 Best Internet Safety Resources for Teachers

Protecting Against Web Application Attacks

7 Tactics To Prevent DDoS Attacks & Keep Your Website Safe

Dealing With Threats / Harassment

You’re Not Powerless in the Face of Online Harassment

What to do when hacked

15 signs you’ve been hacked — and how to fight back

What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked

How Hackers Steal Your Cash on Trusted Sites & How to Prevent Against It

Cybercrime Law

300+ Terrifying Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Statistics & Trends [2020]

110 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2020

Miscs

Malvertising: what you need to know to prevent it

How to deal with identity theft online

 

General Resources

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From Hackers

Further Reads

48% readily admit that “not being watched by IT” is their reason to ditch company security practices, a whopping 54% will find workarounds if security policies impede their work.