Helsingfors Arbis bad mig hålla en föreläsning om cyberbrottslighet idag. Det centrala temat var hur tyngdpunkten i cyberbrottslingarnas verktygsback har förskjutits från skadlig kod (virus) till psykologiska tricks.
Jag upplever det som synnerligen viktigt att det inte på lömska sätt tummas på vår rätt till personlig integritet, trots att det idag kan vara svårt att skydda sina personuppgifter i molntjänster och sociala media. GDPR har tagits fram just för att råda bot på detta.
Having unique passwords on all important accounts is not enough. Sometimes one breached account can led to larger damage anyway, even if all your passwords are different. The trick is simple, but so is the cure, luckily.
Ok, so there’s something wrong with my mail account. Someone is attempting to reset my password. Let’s fix it before my mail stops working. This is how one of the most common cyber attacks starts. You should know how to recognize it.
Passwords should be unique, long and complex, and easy to remember. Oops, that sounds hard! Relax, there are ways to make this work without being an über-human with unlimited memory.
Facebook apparently wants us all to turn on face recognition. This feature can no doubt deliver some benefits. But the coin always has two sides, and Facebook left out a lot of important information from the explanation.
Your password is the key to your account, and to security. But what are the most important rules for creating and handling passwords? No, it’s not to maximize length and complexity.
Covering a laptop’s camera is a frequently repeated advice. It’s supposed to stop spies. But how likely is it to really be targeted? No, spies will probably go for other things.
Do you feel that the news feed in Facebook is unpleasant? Too much fights or silly posts. Well, you can do something about it. You built your filter bubble so you can change it too.
A radio channel here in Finland called me and asked how to delete one’s complete digital footprint on the net. Sorry, mission impossible. It’s inevitable to be on the net…