PSMail Quicktips: Mobile technology has become far more than just a convenient way to talk with one another: it has become our most indispensible tool. With it we organize our schedules, store our entertainment, manage our finances, connect with our social network, and…well, nearly everything we do can have some connection to mobile technology.
Which is all the more reason to be concerned about hackers and other nefarious threats. Here are seven way you can keep your information safe while using your device.
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What is a man-in-the-middle attack against SSL VPN? In a MITM (man-in-the-middle) attack, an attacker intercepts a user’s traffic to capture their credentials and other sensitive information.
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PSMail Quicktip: Social media security
While social media sites like facebook, twitter, and myspace are great for communicating with friends and family, a lot of personal information – like your location, recent travel, vacation plans, and family changes – can be collected from profiles and public posts. Here’s some tips to protect your identity while using social media:
1. Keep your profile privacy settings high so that only friends and trusted connections can have access.
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PSMail Quicktips: The increasingly mobile nature of our day-to-day communications raises new challenges to security. Here are some tips for keeping your mobile phone secure:
1. Don’t install any free software or code onto your phone without reviewing it carefully. Lots of free software contains malicious code that can install malware on your SIM card and be used to intercept data and voice calls.
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PSMail Quicktip: Emails themselves can carry malicious code. Whereas in the past it was only an attachment that could infect your computer, now emails can be just as dangerous because they are coded like webpages to display great images and content in your email. To protect yourself, set your email client to TEXT only and always check “text only” when you subscribe to any email service. Also, continue to virus scan all attachments before opening them.
PSMail Quick Tip: Did you know that the header of an email message you compose can contain private information such as your computer’s location, name, operating system, and even the current patch level?
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PSMail user tip: If you expect an email from someone but are concerend it may be interpreted as SPAM, you can ensure receipt by adding them to your whitelist. Or you can just send an empty email to that person, and their email will be added to your autowhitelist automatically.
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PSMail Quick Tip: One type of hacker attack uses programs that roam the Internet searching for vulnerable computers to exploit. The programs send a piece of information to the IP address of a computer to see if it “replies.” Unprotected computers reply to the hacker program, letting it know it has a potential target. It’s like a criminal calling to see if you are home before trying to break in.
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PSMail Quick Tip: According to Microsoft, you should disable File Sharing when surfing the Internet on a computer running Windows XP. Instructions for changing these setting are as follows:
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PSMail Quick Tip: When you see a certificate warning from your browser saying that a certificate is invalid or not signed by a trusted authority, don’t ignore this important warning. This could be a sign of a man-in-the-middle attack or some other form of unwanted intrusion. Decline to go further and contact the website administrator.