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Practical tips to protect against cyber attacks

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Πρακτ&iota ;κες συμβουλες για προστασΙα από κ υβερνοεπιθΕσεις

p>ETEK lists useful tips and good practices for public safety:

  • Do not use a strong password of at least 8 characters that includes uppercase letters (A-Z), lowercase letters (a-z), numbers ( 0-9) and symbols (!,#,$, etc).
  • Never use the same password to access different services.
  • Change password for each service regularly time intervals (at least once every 3 months).
  • Avoid enabling password memorization when using browsers.
  • Do not share your password with anyone.
  • Where possible, enable two-factor authentication (2 -factor authentication). That is, using different forms of identification in order to access a service. For example, in addition to the password, receiving an additional password via sms or another authenticator application is also required.
  • Do not open files attached to e-mails sent to you unless you have first verified that they are from a sender you trust.
  • Avoid opening unknown files, messages or links.
  • Do not respond to emails that ask for sensitive information, such as account numbers, ID numbers, credit card numbers, or passwords.
  • Avoid navigating to websites you don't know, or links in emails, sms, ads and other apps you don't trust.
  • Download mobile apps from official stores, not browsers.
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  • Keep frequent backup copies of all your important documents/files, either on physical external storage media (usb sticks, external hard drives, etc.) or on cloud services you trust.
  • In case of copies on physical storage media, keep those media in a secure location.
  • For additional backup protection, you may keep additional copies in another location, and/or on a different medium.
  • Beware of accessing sensitive information from public WiFi networks.
  • Be sure to log out of your account on an online service website before leaving it.
  • Always keep upgraded the li operating systems and the applications you use on all your devices.

Source: eurokerdos.cyprustimes.com

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