"Traditional antivirus can only detect around 50% of the malware."(target="_blank")
Here are some cyber security safety myths that you should take as what they are - pure fiction. Take your time to reflect on the following pieces of information. Are you safe?
Many people think their regular passwords are strong enough to avoid security breaches. This is, in many cases, not true. As difficult as it may be to break long passwords with special characters, it is not impossible. All passwords can, in theory, be cracked or otherwise breached in one way or another.
It is always important to update your passwords after a certain interval of time, e.g., monthly. Also, two-factor authentication, which makes it hard for an attacker to get access a device or account even though they have the password, should always be activated.
Traditional antivirus cannot keep your system safe from all kind of cyber threats. It can only detect the malware/viruses whose signatures are in the database. Unknown, brand new attacks may well not be detected.
In essence, this means that you cannot solely rely on such software. Antivirus is the first line of defence for your system, but it should never be the only one.
Wrong! Everyone is at risk. If you are connected to the Internet, you are at risk of being a victim of a cyber security threat.
Attackers usually target whatever they can, whenever they can, however they can. Even if you don’t have an e-commerce website or run your own company, there’s still a risk of someone breaking into your network and using your system resources for malicious purposes.
That's not true. According to the research(target="_blank"), 75% of the data breaches are from insider threats. Your company's biggest security threat could be the person sitting next to you.
Take a look at the following statements. Have you ever done anything similar? What about your family and friends? You might be risking it - all the following actions might leave you vulnerable
Writing Down Passwords
Have you ever written down a password because it is too complex to remember? Did you maybe place the note close to the device or even on to the device?
Sharing Personal Information Online
On your social media profile, are your full birth date, phone number, and home address there for everyone to see?
Opening Links on Emails
Have you ever clicked on a link from someone you don’t know?
Sharing Password or Bank Details
Have you shared your bank credentials or passwords via phone or email? You should never do this, even if the person on the other end is convincingly assuring that they are there to help.
If you have ever done any of the previously mentioned actions, you have personally increased the risk of falling victim to a malware attack. Don’t beat yourself, though, it’s never too late to learn!
Next, let’s take a brief look on staying safe on the Internet.
You can reduce the dangers of cybersecurity threats by using proper safeguards and security technologies. In the next lessons of this course, you are going to learn to build those barriers by spotting the threats and taking preventive steps against them.
Passwords are still in the core of online safety, however, even if they are not the perfect solution. Watch the following video about strong passwords and complete the exercise.