8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi

Follow these 8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi: Use WPA2 security encryption. Change your router password every week. Change your WiFi password every week. Change your SSID to something weird and unrelated. e.g. ‘samosa chat’ instead of ‘Pooja’s home’. Your passphrase should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally it should be at…

11 tips for safe social media usage

Follow these 11 tips for safe social media usage: Remember that everything you post on a social networking site may be permanent and available to the world FOREVER – photos, text, videos, etc. Your personal information may be misused by hackers, stalkers and criminals. Think before you post or share anything. Choose your social networks…

6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe

Follow these 6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe: Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally they should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446 It may be a good idea to write your passwords on a piece of…

12 quick tips for securing your computer

Follow these 12 quick tips for securing your computer Keep your operating system, browsers and all installed software up-to-date (especially software from Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and Java). Do NOT use pirated software. Besides being a crime, it makes your computer vulnerable to cyber attacks. This is because you will be unable to get the regular…

13 tips for safe online banking

Do you use eBanking? If yes then keep these 13 quick tips in mind: Connect to your bank website using a device (laptop, smartphone, tablet etc.) that has the latest and updated security software, web browser and operating system. Take a printout of the transaction confirmation. Store this printout till you cross check that transaction…

19 high resolution posters on cyber crime & security

To help spread awareness about cyber crime and cyber security, Asian School of Cyber Laws has designed 19 posters: ATM thefts Safe eBanking Secure your computer Keeping a secure password Smart phone & tablet security tips Safe social networking Secure your wifi Think before you install Think before you install Beware of pirated software Keeping a safe…

12 quick tips for securing your smartphone

Follow these 12 quick tips for securing your smartphone: Use a strong password instead of a 4 digit PIN. Ensure that the device automatically locks itself if unused for more than a minute. Download apps only from trusted locations. Carefully read reviews about an app before downloading it. Check the permissions that the app requests….

India’s most popular cyber law course completes 11 years and 20,000 students

India’s first and most popular Diploma in Cyber Law course has completed 11 years. The course was launched in 2004 and has been completed by more than 20,000 participants including Judges, Police Officers, Lawyers & law students, IT professionals & Engineering students, Chartered accountants & CA students, Company Secretaries & CS students, Tax & other…

26 crazy Facebook crimes

You can love Facebook or you can hate it. But you can’t ignore it. And nothing proves it better than these crazy Facebook crimes. Dylan Osborn was sentenced to 10 days of imprisonment for sending a Facebook “friend request” to his wife, who had previously obtained a restraining order against him. (USA, 2007) Fouad Mourtada,…

Create an unbreakable password in 30 seconds

Follow these 5 steps to create a super-strong password in 30 seconds: Choose a book. Any book will do. Open any page. Pick the first 4 or 5 words on the page. Simply add hyphens between these words and the page number at the end. And that’s your super-strong password. Use it a few times and…