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Fun Fact Friday...
I don't know about you but we almost never have physical cash, from credit & debit cards to online payments & direct deposits, most money is digital.
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Happy Cyber Wednesday 🥳
Today's cyber word of the day is Trojan Horse.
Similar to the history of the Trojan Horse appearing to be a legitimate gift, a Trojan virus can be disguised as legitimate software tricking users into installing & infecting their devices.
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Here at ESET we want to protect you, your progress as well as your data & devices, and when we can't we educate you so you can!
Here is how to protect your progress:
- Know thy enemy: Understanding the world of cyber threats is the first step to defending against attacks.
- Understand the basics: The most common cyber attacks are:
• Trojan Horse
- Stay up to date: Cybercrime is sophisticated and criminals are constantly creating new threats and finding undiscovered loopholes.
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Over 6,000 new computer viruses are created and released every month.
Fear not, we can help you keep out those pesky viruses with our trusted internet security solutions!
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Left to their own devices (pun intended) kids may become easy targets for cybercriminals & their attacks.
Here are a few tips on how to keep your kids safe online:
1️⃣ Educate yourself & your children
2️⃣ Set parental controls on browsers, PCs, and phones
3️⃣ Set the controls on YouTube & home wifi
Find out more: https://bit.ly/352bcYb
In 2021 threats of digital fraud were up by 2% with more than half the attempts being successful with threats at 60% & victims at 32%.
An online presence whether it's social media, banking, emails or dating is becoming more &bmore risky!
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We have all had our eyes opened by the recent Netflix series 'The Tinder Swindler' and want to know how to NOT be swindled by online heartthrobs!
As horrifying & heartless as this act was, the sad reality is, it's not uncommon. There are thousands of rom-con artists out there lurking on dating sights, targeting hopeful singles.
We've compiled a list of do's & don'ts for online dating sites, read the full blog here: https://bit.ly/3h7rAcv
Cyber-Wednesday Word Of The Day - Back up
A back up is a copy of computer data that is stored elsewhere so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.
Fun Fact Of The Day...
MOST people get the USB wrong first time & suddenly we feel better about ourselves knowing it's not just us 🤪
Whatever you do online, stay protected with ESET Internet Security.
Shop and bank, connect with your loved ones, work and play and enjoy your smart home devices without any concerns about digital privacy 🙌🏾
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60% of small companies go out of business within six months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber attack.
ESET is committed to keeping all netizens, their data & their devices safe through our comprehensive cyber-security solutions & when we aren't able to do so, we share valuable insights & tips on how to protect yourself & your progress online!
To help you steer clear of ransomware & cybercriminals we have created a FREE e-book with security tips for SMBs!
Download it here: https://bit.ly/3LHOy8l
Fun Fact Of The Day...
Google headquarters goes green & rents goats to 'mow' & fertilise their lawn instead of using energy-consuming, sound-polluting lawn-mowers 🐐
Did you know this? 🤪
Cyber-Wednesday word of the day - Sandboxing.
Sandboxing is the practice of isolating a piece of software so it can access only certain resources, programs, and files within a computer system, to reduce the risk of errors or malware.
We spend so much time scrolling, clicking, tapping, shopping & banking online that it has become that much easier for us to fall victim to cybercrime! 👨🏾💻
Let ESET help you protect your data, devices & digital life with our top-notch anti-virus protection & cybersecurity 🙌🏽
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With ESET's Online Scanner you can perform a one-time scan to remove malware and threats from your computer for FREE! 💻
How you can benefit from ESET Online Scanner:
1️⃣ Smart way to test your antivirus:
An easy-to-use tool that can run alongside any existing antivirus.
2️⃣ Comprehensive malware detection
Find and remove viruses, Trojans, spyware, phishing and other internet threats.
3️⃣ FREE and easy-to-use tool
No commitment, no registration – completely free one-time scan.
4️⃣ Periodic scanning of your device
Regular and auan tomatic monthly check for infections and suspicious applications.
It is crucial to keep your cyber security up-to-date to safeguard your business from those pesky cybercriminals waiting to pounce.
When you protect your tech, you protect your progress. The countless hours of hard work & dedication have gotten your business to where it is today and one hack can jeopardize it all!
The question isn’t, ‘how much are you willing to spend on cybersecurity?’ It is, ‘how much is your progress worth?’
Read full blog here: https://bit.ly/34tEzCP
Fun Fact Of The Day...
Anyone over the age of 50 who regularly scrolls the internet forms part of the silver surfers! 🙌🏾🏄🏽♀️
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Happy Cyber-Wednesday 🙌🏾
Our word of the day is Authentication.
Authentication is the process or action of proving or showing something to be true, genuine, or valid.
This year marks 18 years of ESET creating a safer and better online & internet experience for everyone, especially children and youngsters! 🙌🏾
Happy Safer Internet Day 🌐
Let us help you make every day #SaferInternetDay
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Scammers are extremely smart & can catch you off guard with believable scenarios that get to share personal & financial information.
Scammers use various methods such as:
1. Overpayment Scams - typically entails someone sending you a counterfeit check for more than the amount owed. Then, they ask you to deposit the money in the bank and wire the difference back to you.
2. Check-Cashing Scams - This scam preys on the compassion of people. An individual approaches you outside a bank asking you to cash a check for them.
3. Unsolicited Check Fraud - Scammers use tactics like this to get you to authorize memberships and other longer-term commitments that could cost you dearly.
4. Automatic Withdrawal Scams - Individuals receive a phone call/postcard indicating that they’ve won a prize. The goal is to give them your bank private banking details
5. Phishing Scams - Scammers use texts and emails to trick individuals into giving up personal information.
6. Government Imposter Scams - Someone pretends to be a government official & calls claiming you’ve won a prize that requires payment/fees so they can process it.
7. Charity Scams - Scammers impersonating charities.
8. Employment Scams - The scammer promises guaranteed work in exchange for an up-front fee
As we head into the month of love & Valentine's Day, the feelings of giddiness & letting your guards down may land some people in an online dating scam!
Scammers have been using dating sites & vulnerable singles to build relationships with ulterior motives & for personal gain.
Here are some tips to protect yourself:
💙 Only use reputable, well-known dating websites.
💙 Do your research on potential lovers.
💙 Never provide your financial information or loan money.
💙 Do not blindly believe the stories of severe life circumstances.
💙 If you're planning a meet-up with someone you met online, meet in a public place & let someone know where you will be.
Overall, keep your guard up until you're certain!
Source: Tech Republic
It's Cyber-Wednesday & here's our word of the day! 🙌🏾
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails that appear to be from reputable companies in order to entice individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
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At ESET, we’re committed to keeping families and children safe when using the internet.
For help, guidance, and resources to support your little ones as they explore the online world, visit our Safer Kids Online website: saferkidsonline.eset.com
Did you know it's #DataPrivacyDay? 👩🏽💻
Privacy is a basic human right, and there’s no reason that the internet should be any different.
We've rounded up a few tips to help you practice your right to privacy:
1. Cover your webcam
2. Use strong passwords
3. Keep your devices updated
4. Encrypt your computer and phone.
5. Review which apps can access your personal data.
Here we go! 🤩🏆
ESET has been named a Strategic Leader in one of the most comprehensive tests of endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions and endpoint security products ever performed by AV-Comparatives 🙌🏾
Data mining is a process of extracting and discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and database systems.
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