Cyber Vigilance Update

Today’s Connection

Cyber Engage Update - 16/11/2022 (#10)

Office Alert

Password 123

If you've ever used this, Stop!

Passwords are essential for our digital lives. They protect our email, social media, financial, work and school accounts, and other sensitive personal information. 

Remembering passwords for our accounts is a difficult task. Often, people take shortcuts by reusing the same password across multiple accounts, making our private information more accessible to cybercriminals.  

 

What can you do?

All individuals and businesses should look to using a password manager to securely store and generate passwords for all of our accounts. 

With a password manager, you only need to remember one strong master password/passphrase and the password manager takes care of the rest. 

All users should take the following steps when using a password manger: 

  1. Choose a password manger that has a good reputation, strong security, good privacy features and maintained with regular security updates. 
  2. Make your master password your strongest.
  3. Enable multi-factor authentication to increase the security of your password manager. 

Home Alert

Cybercrooks target Twitter

Users targeted with scam emails

Following the completion of his $44billion takeover of Twitter at the end of October, Elon Musk has made his intentions clear for a $8/month fee for verification.

Now, cybercrooks are taking advantage of this with phishing emails claiming to be from Twitter and trying to trick you into giving away credentials.

The emails claim to be from Twitter and try to trick people into turning over their credentials to keep their blue tick (previous method of verifying users). 'With this new version of Twitter verification coming into play, cybercriminals have inevitably jumped on the bandwagon in a new attempt to hunt out people's financial details.'

With its near impeccable timing, victims are likely to be manipulated into believing the scam and hand over their card details before doing further due diligence.

 

What can you do?

  1. Anyone receiving emails or text messages requesting financial details must delete these immediately and not hand any information over.
  2. Other key measures you can take to protect your account include using a password manager and turning on two-factor authentication.

This week's Training module

MODULE 4

Cyber Threat Reporting (1/1)

Cyber Security Vigilance Program

Version 16-11-2022

Cyber Security Vigilance

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