Wednesday, 20 May 2020

CYBER CRIMES LOOK AT US


It is a reality that technology and the internet in particular have facilitated our day to day, we can be anywhere in the world in real time and carry out more than 10 conversations at the same time; This perspective of the technological world in which we live has also encouraged the appearance of new computer crimes as it is an easy way to commit a crime.

The landscape of computer crime in Spain has evolved in recent months; reason why the Ministry of the Interior has warned of a month of cyber-scams using the coronavirus as a hook, cyber-fraudsters have them install new applications on their electronic devices or visit web pages to obtain personal data and take control of their computers and mobile phones .

Inside cybersecurity experts highlight in their reports that criminals take advantage of the vulnerability of people in need to access information about the disease through the internet and social networks to find out the latest news of the pandemic or buy face masks or donations for hospitals.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CYBER CRIMES:
Do not access public Wi-Fi networks: it is something that you cannot avoid, you must always try to verify that the network is what it seems. Some hackers create wifi networks with names similar to those of public networks to mislead users.
Create complex passwords: (combinations of numbers and letters, upper and lower case ...), change them regularly, install an antivirus and update your devices.
Fake emails: if you receive emails requesting personal or confidential information, do not reply to them, download or execute the associated files.
Offers of banking services: if you receive offers from online banking entities that claim to be authorized but their address is incomplete or does not exist, the contact is via mobile numbers or whose prefix is ​​not Spanish. They are usually fake web pages. Also be suspicious if you find financing or investment offers in very favorable conditions from entities located in remote countries, about which you cannot obtain information. They are almost always ghost entities that will ask you to send an amount of money that you will not recover.
Monitor the activity of minors on the network: minors are especially vulnerable to certain types of attacks, so they must be protected, monitoring their activity and preventing them from engaging in risky behavior.

Children, young and old we are not aware that the virtual world is as dangerous or more dangerous than the physical world. Many times it gives us confidence to sail from home without realizing that we are opening the doors to our private life. Many of these crimes can be prevented by changing habits and security systems of our navigation or devices, even with the education or supervision of the activity of minors on the Internet. We know that prevention is better than regret, we just need to apply it.

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