Vishing is the telephone equivalent of phishing. It is described as the act of using the telephone in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
Document, memos, email and contacts can be stolen if you leave your phone unlocked. It is important to guard the information. Always keep your phone locked when you’re not using it.
Some platforms and websites post additional information about you, like your workplace. Commenting or posting in a hurtful way might damage the reputation of your workplace and distress your fellow coworkers.
Using a privacy screen is a very affordable way to increase your security dramatically when working outside of your office.
Sometimes when you receive links that look authentic, there can be a minor error that can be easy to miss to trick you into clicking and visit sites that can be dangerous.
Doublecheck Before You Trust
There is always a possibility that someone has been “listening in” on your email conversations, jumping in when you least suspect it and fooling you into doing something you should not do.
Be extra careful who you deliver confidential information to and make sure the recipient has the authority to access the information.
Processing of personal data revealing sensitive information is only allowed under very strict circumstances, described in Article 9 of the GDPR.
There might be malware installed on your mobile which can turn on your camera and microphone to listen in on your conversation.
Hackers can set up a Wi-Fi access point, but if you connect, much of your communication can be monitored or even manipulated.
Sometimes confidential information leaks out because email senders are in a hurry or distracted and select the wrong recipient.
The main risk factor when using a networked printer is that if you select the wrong printer, confidential material can reach unauthorized eyes, inside or outside of the company.
Check Account Number
Fraudsters might try to sneak a bogus invoice into your accounting department. You should always double-check new account numbers.
Valuables in the car
If you are trusted with confidential information on medias or printouts, leaving them in an unsupervised car is not safe.
Update your software
Updating your software regularly or when you get notified is very important.
Multi factor authentication
Hackers have been after passwords since the dawn of the Internet and they are surprisingly adept at stealing them and even guessing them.
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