6 SOPHOS Advice on Data Privacy

by Kelvin

Use strong and complex passwords It's not just the passwords of your email and social networks that should be secure.

THE Sophos (LSE: SOPH), the global leader in network and endpoint security, the global leader in network and endpoint security, has decided to bring together key insights from your security experts to protect your online privacy.


Use strong and complex passwords

It's not just your email and social network passwords that should be secure. It is also essential to ensure that access to your computer and mobile phone is through a complex password that is constantly updated and has at least six digits. Keep in mind that you should not share your passwords or use any repeated ones. This not only makes information theft more difficult but also prevents abuse by anyone who wants to break your privacy.

Be aware of applications you download, may contain phishing

In the “Sophos Cybersecurity Report 2019” we saw an increase in applications that, while not malicious in their source code, served as a gateway to a phishing site that became an access to viruses invading your mobile phone. Always check the permissions that applications request before transferring them to devices. It is also important to delete any applications you no longer use.

Public information is visible to cybercriminals

The questionnaires of the Facebook they may seem innocent – or so it was thought until the Cambridge Analytica case was news. These trend studies or personality tests generally ask for access to social networking profiles, allowing access to private information that can be used to access personal accounts. Posting information on social networks can also reveal some personal information, although it seems like an isolated and irrelevant action. This data, taken together, can reveal a complete picture of anyone, their habits, most frequent locations, and other details that can be disturbing or possibly dangerous in the hands of malicious people. The best way to prevent information from getting into the wrong hands is to be aware of everything that is shared and to keep in mind that everything we share stays on the network forever (even when it's deleted).

Keep your software up to date

Keep your software up to date on all devices. Update fixed bugs that cybercriminals can access. Failure to do so risks more attacks.

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Since most counterfeit-related incidents are cybercrime, it is recommended that you include multi-factor updating as soon as possible in your security strategy. This method adds an additional layer of protection against anyone trying to gain access to your personal accounts.

Tape your webcam

Access to your webcam is not impossible for hackers. Stay safe and quiet when using a camera guard.

And finally…

Everyday is Data Privacy Days

Today may be the official Data Privacy Day, but Keep in mind tomorrow is also Data Privacy Day, and the day after, and the day after that. It's like No Smoking Day – you have to keep it forever in your digital life.