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Cyber-Security: Advice for IoT, Smart-Home, Smart-TVs, etc.

Cyber-Security: Advice for IoT, Smart-Home, Smart-TVs, etc.

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Advice for IoT, Smart-Home, Smart-TVs, etc.

As I already mentioned, years ago, in my tutorial <===> WHY Is It A MUST To Have Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security In A Connected Technology World!? <===> let us dig a bit deeper into IoT, Internet of Things and its implications of the users awareness AND responsibility.

Actually (January 2020 and even before…) there are a lot of warnings from Cyber-Security experts and EVEN from the FBI concerning Smart-homes and its connected devices:

SO NOW, after having bought a Smart-TV and other so-called smart devices which are connecting to the internet, WHAT to do? First of all: do YOU really need it, as nearly any devices are getting sold with IoT capabilities? IF NOT, WHAT to do?

  • Before connecting the power:
    • Check your Router settings and block any unknown devices!
    • IF you are able to access your IT device, change straight the manufacturer password; give it a STRONG password!

Concerning passwords: I recommend to use a Password-Manager such as:

With a Password-Manager you just need to remember a Master-Password and ALL other Passwords will get generated with a STRONG Password from the software itself!!

Learn more about Smart-Homes:

 

 


 

L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Routers, Passwords, authorization, IoT, Smart Home, Smart TVs, vigilance, connected stuff, Responsibility, Cyber-Hygiene, Digital CitiZENship,

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ICT Awareness: What YOU SHOULD KNOW!

ICT Awareness: What YOU SHOULD KNOW!

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ICT Awareness: What YOU SHOULD KNOW!

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programmerman2Since 1998 already I am giving FREE courses about IT-Security and Cyber-Security (since 2002 pedagogical ones…) as well as I blog a lot about it and it’s a NEVER ENDING story as the Virtual-World (Internet) is becoming more and more tricky and starting to become a trap for lots of people while surfing in the jungle of information worldwide… SO… There was published a lot about it and most people are worry of such a lot of BIG DATA and don’t know anymore where to START to learn about it! To make it handy for YOU, I will give YOU again a 5 minute small course about it, check below, please… YOU will see WHAT YOU have to take care about to stay secure and then YOU might click the links for a deeper knowledge, don’t fear as it’s easy 😉

===> Education and TEACHers, this is especially for YOU! <===

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===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie <===

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programmerman-animatedTHE known issues (there might be some more to get discovered…):

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The World’s Biggest Data Breaches in One Stunning Visualization

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=DATA-BREACHES

The above mentioned are ONLY the most relevant where YOU need to take care about and the blog post will get updated when NEW ones are on the front!

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01The above mentioned tools are ALL part in Education and are getting used on a daily base from teachers and students around the world, AND Education doesn’t find it STILL necessary to teach the basics of Cyber-Security up from the early age!??? Did I say, the early age!??? YES, one can teach the kids the reflexes to stay secure up from five (5) years age, see link below:

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===> In my humble opinion: WHEN NOT teaching the basics of Cyber-Security, I see this as NAIVETY and very close to stupidity! This is visually seen as let people drive a car and they make accidents with it and NOBODY will take its RESPONSIBILITY!!! Excuse-me, please 😦 <===

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7 Cybersecurity Myths Busted

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===> PRINT IT OUT and DISPLAY IT in YOUR CLASSROOM!!! <===

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Read ALSO my daily NEWS:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure)………

The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


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Stay tuned for next free courses and tutorials ;)

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Dangers of WiFi in public places

Dangers of WiFi in public places

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security.


Are YOU aware of the dangers of WiFi on public places? YOU should!

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wifi-hotspotProtect yourself on public WiFi: ALL your data could get seen when not taken the right precautions on a public WiFi Access (HotSpot)…
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First of all, check out to know more about how easy it is to get information about your online communications (passwords and private information…) as also on how easy it is to hijack your accounts while using a public WiFi!!!
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Follow this BBC investigation and be surprised:
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Check ALSO the video below, please (08-07-2015) from F-Secure
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And read the article here, please:

And the MOST IMPORTANT!!! Update from 16-10-2017:  A major WPA2 security flaw puts almost every Wi-Fi device at risk!!!

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Terms Of Service: Do YOU READ THEM!?

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Click the above image, please, to access the video explaining in detail.

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As learned already now from the shown videos above, you will certainly know how to protect you against it? OK, what should we know???
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  • A public, non secured WiFi Access can intercept all of our internet traffic…
  • With special programs (even Freeware programs like FireSheep) it is possible that a third person could break in our PC and MAC and steal our PWs (passwords) and log-ins and also so sending messages with our identity!!! Not really funny isn’t???
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Read here the full article who explains very well:
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Sophos Project Warbike

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Check the video who explains all…

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So how can we protect us against those threats (MAC and Windows and Linux)???
 
By using a public WiFi Access, called also HotSpot it is recommended to use a private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. 
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Such a good and FREE and also for MAC users FREE program is “Hotspot Shield”:

Get behind the SHIELD! 100% FREE!

  • Secure your web session, data, online shopping, and personal information online with HTTPS encryption.
  • Protect yourself from identity theft online.
  • Hide your IP address for your privacy online.
  • Access all content privately without censorship; bypass firewalls.
  • Protect yourself from snoopers at WiFi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices.

Works on wireless and wired connections alike. Provides Unlimited Bandwidth.
Works on the PC and the Mac, including new operating systems (Windows 7 and Snow Leopard)

Hotspot Shield protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS. Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP’s. Unless you choose to sign into a certain site, you will be anonymous for your entire web session with Hotspot Shield. We love the web because of the freedom that it creates to explore, organize, and communicate. Hotspot Shield enables access to all information online, providing freedom to access all web content freely and securely. Secure your entire web session and ensure your privacy online; your passwords, credit card numbers, and all of your data is secured with Hotspot Shield. Standard antivirus software protects your computer, but not your web activities.

Here is the address to download it http://hotspotshield.com/.

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AND a solution from Europe <===> F-Secure FREEDOME:
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Check out ALSO the FREEWARE “BlackSheep” who shows you when someone is using “FireSheep“! Knowing your enemy is every time good ;)
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And here is the download link:

What YOU should know about Mobile-Security

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Protection for the SmartPhones

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Any device connecting to public WiFi could get sniffed, even Smartphones, so use DroidSheep Guard to secure your Facebook, eBay, Twitter, LinkedIn etc accounts from “Man In The Middle” attacks on public WiFi!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and SecurityEnhancement Structure)…The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).....

 

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