National Cyber Security Awareness Month-Tip Roundup

  • 31 October 2013
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October is almost over and that means National Cyber Security Awareness month is almost at a close. Over the course of the last 30 days here at Webroot, we've been posting and socializing what we think were some useful security tips for every user to follow. Below is the recap of the ones that we've posted here on the Webroot Community.
1. Encrypting your mobile data: This post breaks down how to encrypt mobile data on both iOS and Android devices.

2. University Networks Are Malware Breeding Grounds: Not a direct tip, but rather a story that reminds students to keep their mobile device protected as University Networks are 300% more likely to contain malware.

3. Creating a Secure Passcode in iOS: This post will help you maximize security on your iOS devices.

4. How to stay safe at an ATM: We use ATM's on the daily, but it's surprising how many people neglect simple security steps to keep their accounts secure.

5. Two-factor authentication for Google and Microsoft Accounts: This post breaks down how to set up two-factor authentication for your Google and Microsoft accounts, which is another important, but overlooked security measure that is simple to set up.

6. 'Digital Natives' are more at risk of getting hacked: This post covers a recent Marble Security survey and explains why people from the younger, digital-savvy generation actually have a higher chance of getting breached.

7. 'CNET Installer' Adware on Mac apps: Today's tip. If you have a Mac and use to download popular Mac apps, read this tip. It will help prevent you from potentially installing an unwanted toolbar containing malware and explain how to remove it in case you do.
These seven tips are just the ones we posted here on the Community. I hope you found them helpful. We also posted tips across our Twitter and Facebook pages so if you find these useful, don't forget to 'follow' and 'like' us. 🙂




Best answer by cohbraz 9 November 2013, 19:32

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I think you missed one:
1. Use Webroot SecureAnywhere!
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The following article is a update on Cyber Awareness
(A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth)
By: Brian Foster/ Posted on July 17 2014
he cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.
Public health debates have endured for hundreds of years involving questions like when and how should people be notified of health issues and epidemics? Or, what is the best way to generate positive action without inducing panic?
Today, those same kinds of questions are being directed at the relatively new area of public cyberhealth management. In fact, the recent campaign to eradicate CryptoLocker Ransomware and Gameover Zeus was one of the first and largest experiments of its kind in cyberhealth notification and inoculation.
DarkReading/ full read here/