Internet Frauds Scams and Cyber Attacks

Internet Frauds Scams and Cyber Attacks

WORLD internet users

WORLD internet users

DIGITAL AGE –INTRANET TECHNOLOGIES AND WWW Concepts.

  •             Are you a Techie
  •             Computer literate

Understand the WWW or indeed Hacking METHODS that can leave your Bank account Empty and you PULLING OUT YOUR HAIR WITH WORRIES THERE AFTER!

Perhaps Trading Cryptocurrencies with a ”wallet” that protects your hard earn trading bitcoin or Ethereum coins Digital funds?

Perhaps even the Shakey Stock market

From My Technical Experiences none of it is really secure, the powers that be rant on about protecting what you have with them, Banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges and crypto platforms.

Security is hugely underrated in some cases but mostly overrated in the bigger schemes of things, the big companies have measures we don’t even begin to understand, however they are all open to attack by Shrewd hackers, opportunists and unwanted prying eyes.

CYBERCRIMES UP-TREND 2020

Trends in cyber crimes for 2020

Trends in cyber crimes for 2020

My Recent Scam Attack 2020

 

email hacking

email hacking

Recently I was almost fooled Duped into following a what looked like a legitimate email from HMRC UK

I was tired and worked late into the night after a grueling day out and about with annoying clients.

I wanted to conclude what I started a few days earlier with my inquiries on pension and claims in this area, reading the email I quickly launched the link [though I did check the page and information therein I was convinced all was OK.

Upon accessing HMRC SITE I started to log-in but decided to impulsively as I am sometimes gone back and review the letter I received, fortunately that was what brought my attention to the header again, something clicked and I decided to check the email it was sent from, WHALLA!

There in was the ‘sender’s email collapsed’ not to be seen naturally [he had obviously intercepted my initial inquiry email to HMRC and used the same channel to continue back to me.

Happily the senders address was available under deeper checks. I have reported to outlook email system and HMRC accordingly

 

TECHNOLOGIES AND PROGRESS

Don’t get me Wrong, everyone is continuously trying to improve, but the bottom line is simple, the very same tech brains are the ones that are applying their silent skills.

GOV-UK AND USA RAISE JOINT ALERTS

Covid-19-styled phishing attacks are now so pervasive that U.S. and U.K. issued a joint warning on what can be called ”internet pandemic” possibilities

 

News Notable ‘Historic’ Hackings

GOV-UK AND USA RAISE JOINT ALERTS

Covid-19-styled phishing attacks are now so pervasive that U.S. and U.K. issued a joint warning on what can be called ”internet pandemic” possibilities

News Notable ‘Historic’ Hackings

Many have attacked the US government computers, Like it or not the internet is like Our Galaxy perhaps more like a wormhole, Unknown and still unraveling its secrets.

 

GENERAL INTERNET UNDERSTANDING

devices at risk of breached security

devices at risk of breached security

Most of us Joe’s and Mary’s, are not even skimming the basics or understanding the wider concept or picture of computers the ethers and internet security, not everyone is technically minded i understand, so where does that leave us?

 

Well at the guidance of those that do or simply research each time you want to find out a specific issue you encountered on your device search engines Namely:

  •     Google
  •     Yahoo
  •     Bing
  •     Cnet
  •     Sargent Geek
  •     Wiki and similar informational sites

 

MARKET PRODUCTS:  SECURITY PACKAGES:

To name a few top sellers and performance offerings

  • BULLGUARD
  • KASPERSKY
  • NORTON
  • McAfee
  • PANDA
  • AVG

 

Great market packages

 

The market is however flooded with hundreds of these software for firewall, Malware, Data Security Protection of our precious personal and private information.

 

Prevention is the Safest Defense: My Recommended Routine Checks

 

 

Some simple daily or weekly tips to purge, clean and defend your systems, help yourself in keeping the Creeps at bay

 

I Apply These Simple yet effective practices in my every day approach working from my computer, mobile and other devices, it so far has proved effective [touch wood] .

 

DO’s and DON’TS

  • Keeping password on your computer desktops
  • Leaving emails open and on the inbox
  • Starting a transaction perhaps buying a product or service payment but not using Browser Incognito Mode
  • Running malware prior to starting your financial activity.
  • Confirm webcam is not lit [on] as hackers can access and watch your movements
  • Using some shared application with fiends that makes your computer accessible via Bluetooth, share, or similar app or software like teamviewer

 

In any case having someone access your computer [even a repair shop] must be regarded as giving access in all its forms. Any important info must be regularly backed up even removed To:

 

  • Portable hard drive
  • USB or micro SD card, this will reduce your risk factor of being taken for an unwanted ride

 

I personally would not advise a network drive Backup [It is a visible resource to those that have the skills to intercept and gain access]

 

What I have Done for You is provided some guidance Above, However below are some Resources that will safeguard your property and relatively inexpensive to achieve peace of mind

 

 

A VPN PRIMARY PURPOSE

 

Effective but expensive long term, especially if you have family, 3 or 4 computers and devices all concurrently online, this can increase your outgoings financially, Even slow down the access point

 

VPN’s do have a big role to play as it was for companies and government bodies in the beginning, however made public public domain and hence saboteurs, hackers see it as an easy to inflict problems on society and governments

 

What are VPN’s

ACT AS VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS ”TUNNEL” SIMPLY CONNECTING YOU TO A TARGET WITHOUT USING THE USUAL NETWORK SYSTEM AVAILABLE

 

Compare it to a Bullet train that only stops at the destination end.

Unusual Network services allow less security, Where your IP, Domain name server [DNS] and or activities can be monitored or tracked to use against you.

 

One i use in China after years of problems on way or another i finally by recommendation tried it our, with little confidence, however amazingly it works and has fr over 6 years now

 

Expressvpn has the support and rapid service to fix any reported issues i have just by sending a message from within the app itself not stupid emailing just a short note and it automatically attaches a snapshot of your connection status and connectivity issues.

 

if you are looking for a solid provider here is a link <<<expressvpn>>>

 

Internet Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things about Going Online Paperback – 30 Jan. 2005

by Preston Gralla (Author)

3.8 out of 5 stars

Kindle edition

DIY CHECK on computers

DIY CHECK on computers

 

From dating and shopping online, to conducting informational research, to communicating via email, today seemingly everyone uses the Internet for one purpose or another.

 

You’ll learn how to make a seamless connection, thwart would-be hackers, ensure greater security while surfing, eliminate pop-up ads, maximise online services, conduct more effective Google searches, better utilise digital media (music and video), and much more.

 

In addition, Internet Annoyances discusses how to design and host a personal website something once thought of as only possible for the technically gifted.

 

Topics like blogs, domain names, setup, HTML, fonts, and graphics and are all dissected and analysed for easy consumption. Unlike other books on the subject, Internet Annoyances assumes readers already possess a working knowledge of the Internet.

 

INTERNET SECURITY – Everything You Need to Know Kindle Edition

Kindle edition

 

Many dangers we face online. You’ve probably heard about computer viruses, spam and spyware. Maybe you have Norton or McAfee, and you feel safe. But your privacy and the security of the files on your computer may be at risk in ways you’ve never imagined.

 

You CAN stay safe while enjoying everything the online world has to offer. But first, you need to learn about the threats to your security, and how to protect yourself.

 

VERY RECENT NEWS

Technical Researchers have discovered an advanced type malware capable of Circumventing strict security platforms.

Company Cybersecurity ‘ESET’, This Ramsay malware seems devised to specifically infiltrate

 

 ”air-gapped devices and networks”

 

Before this was an impossible task to breach.

The Agenda is such, that once a device was infected, the malware is said attack adapt [scrapes] Word, PDF and ZIP files, and other sensitive information.

 

It lays dormant to be activated at any given time written by the programmer , when triggered transport [export of your data commences leaving a system utterly opened.

 

Summary

We are constantly on the knife edge protect the things we worked hard to attain in life

This fact that someone can actually have the compulsion to steal, scam or hack our privacy is nothing short or attack and intrusion of privacy and personal space

 

A serious criminal offence that deserves all the law can Throw at them.

 

Christopher

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