8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi

8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi

Follow these 8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi:

  1. Use WPA2 security encryption.

  2. Change your router password every week.

  3. Change your WiFi password every week.

  4. Change your SSID to something weird and unrelated. e.g. 'samosa chat' instead of 'Pooja's home'.

  5. Your passphrase should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally it should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446

  6. Turn "SSID broadcast" off.

  7. Block unwanted sites.

  8. Regularly check your WiFi router logs.


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11 tips for safe social media usage

11 tips for safe social media usage

Follow these 11 tips for safe social media usage:

  1. Remember that everything you post on a social networking site may be permanent and available to the world FOREVER - photos, text, videos, etc.

  2. Your personal information may be misused by hackers, stalkers and criminals. Think before you post or share anything.

  3. Choose your social networks carefully e.g. LinkedIn for professional use, Facebook or Google+ for personal use.

  4. While creating an account, the site may ask for answers to hint questions. NEVER give answers that others know or can guess.

  5. Be cautious when you click links in messages from your online 'friends' or connections.

  6. Think before accepting friend or connection requests from people who you dont know in real life.

  7. Think and research before installing third-party applications.

  8. Explore and use the privacy and security settings on your social networks.

  9. Photos clicked using a smartphone may have geo-location embedded. Remove this data before posting / sharing the photo.

  10. If someone is harassing, bullying or threatening you, remove them from your friends list, block them, and report them to the site administrator and the police.

  11. Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally it should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446


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6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe

6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe

Follow these 6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe:

  1. 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

  2. It may be a good idea to write your passwords on a piece of paper. But keep that paper hidden and safe.

  3. Do NOT share your passwords with anyone.

  4. Do NOT email your passwords to anyone.

  5. Do NOT respond to an email asking for your password.

  6. Do NOT use your passwords at public computers as these may be infected with keyloggers, Trojans and other malware and your password could get stolen.


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12 quick tips for securing your computer

12 quick tips for securing your computer

Follow these 12 quick tips for securing your computer

  1. Keep your operating system, browsers and all installed software up-to-date (especially software from Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and Java).

  2. 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 security updates. Such updates are critical for protecting your system from cyber attacks.

  3. Use a good anti-virus and personal firewall solution.

  4. Regularly backup your data on an external hard disk or pen drive. Additionally, consider backing up on a cloud service.

  5. Consider using full disk encryption or at least encrypted pen-drives for securing your data.

  6. Be careful before connecting USB devices to your computer. They may contain malware.

  7. Be careful before downloading email attachments. They may contain malware.

  8. Use a strong password. 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

  9. When connecting to WiFi, ensure you are connecting to the correct network.

  10. Avoid clicking banner ads.

  11. NEVER click unexpected pop-up windows that offer to remove spyware or viruses from your computer.

  12. Before you install any software, app, extension etc on your computer, ask yourself 2 questions - "Do I need this?" and "Should I trust this"?


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13 tips for safe online banking

13 tips for safe online banking

Do you use eBanking? If yes then keep these 13 quick tips in mind:

  1. 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.

  2. Take a printout of the transaction confirmation. Store this printout till you cross check that transaction in your monthly statement.

  3. Check your account on a regular basis.

  4. Have at least two bank accounts – one with Internet banking activated and one without.

  5. Do not keep large sums of money in the bank account that has online banking services activated. Transfer money into this account as and when needed. It is advisable to get credit cards from banks in which you do NOT have an account.

  6. Do not access your Internet Banking account from a cyber cafe or a shared computer or when connected to a public WiFi.

  7. Logout immediately after you have completed your transactions and then close the browser. If you are using a shared computer, it is advisable to delete cookies and clear the browser history. Do not allow your online banking passwords to be stored in the browser.

  8. To access your bank’s Internet Banking, always type in the correct URL (e.g. https://www.example.com/) into your browser window. Never click on a link in an email to visit your bank's site.

  9. Change your Internet Banking passwords (log-in password as well as transaction password) at least once a month.

  10. Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally they should be atleast 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446

  11. If you have more than one Internet Banking account, use different passwords for each of these accounts.

  12. Never disclose your password or PIN to anyone, not even to a genuine bank employee.

  13. Always check the last log-in to your Internet Banking account. If you notice something suspicious in the last login records, report it to your bank immediately and change your passwords.


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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:

19 high resolution posters on cyber crime and cyber security

19 high resolution posters on cyber crime and cyber security

  1. ATM thefts
  2. Safe eBanking
  3. Secure your computer
  4. Keeping a secure password
  5. Smart phone & tablet security tips
  6. Safe social networking
  7. Secure your wifi
  8. Think before you install
  9. Think before you install
  10. Beware of pirated software
  11. Keeping a safe password
  12. Full disk encryption
  13. Hacked computer
  14. Keep your cell secure
  15. Laptop Security
  16. Online banking
  17. Save your password
  18. Trusting a site
  19. Advance Fee Scams

 

These posters can be downloaded freely in hi resolution PDF format from: http://www.asianlaws.org/posters.php

Feel free to download and print these posters.

If you love your friends, share the posters with them.

12 quick tips for securing your smartphone

12 quick tips for securing your smartphone

Follow these 12 quick tips for securing your smartphone:

  1. Use a strong password instead of a 4 digit PIN.

  2. Ensure that the device automatically locks itself if unused for more than a minute.

  3. Download apps only from trusted locations.

  4. Carefully read reviews about an app before downloading it.

  5. Check the permissions that the app requests.

  6. Before you install an app, understand what data it will access.

  7. Ensure that you download and install all operating system and app updates.

  8. Turn off automatic WiFi connections.

  9. Turn off Bluetooth and NFC when not required.

  10. Consider disabling the geo-tagging feature on your phone.

  11. If you are connected to a public wifi, don't access sites or apps where you need to enter credit card information, banking password etc.

  12. Before you install any app, ask yourself 2 questions - "Do I need this?" and "Should I trust this"?


To download these tips in a hi-res PDF poster, please visit:
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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 Government officials,
  • Military personnel,
  • Management Professionals,
  • Commerce Graduates and
  • Students.

This course is conducted by Asian School of Cyber Laws jointly with The Government Law College, Mumbai (GLC). Founded in 1855, GLC is the oldest law school in Asia dating even prior to the University of Mumbai.

The course is conducted in:

  • distance mode (next batch begin January 2016) and
  • classroom mode (next batch begins July 2016).

With a very low fee (Rs 4,500 for distance mode), the course offers tremendous value for money.

Course Syllabus:

  1. Fundamentals of Cyber Law
  2. E-commerce-Legal issues
  3. Intellectual Property Issues & Cyber space - Indian Perspective
  4. Cyber crime and Digital Evidence - Indian Perspective

 

26 crazy Facebook crimes

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.

  1. 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)

  2. Fouad Mourtada, a 26-year-old engineer was arrested and later jailed in Morocco for posing as the king's younger brother on Facebook, the state news agency said. The charge against him was of "villainous practices linked to the alleged theft of the identity" of Prince Moulay Rachid. (Morocco, February, 2008)

  3. Two Americans (Vanessa Palm and Alexander Rust) holidaying in the Bahamas, were arrested after posting pictures of themselves eating iguanas. Iguanas are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. (Bahamas, 2009)

  4. Adam Mann murdered his ex-wife, Lisa Beverley because she taunted him on Facebook by calling him "a joke". (USA, 2009)

  5. Jonathan G. Parker, a burglar, broke into someone's house and then logged in to his Facebook account using the victim’s computer. The police were able to trace him because he forgot to log out! (USA, 2009)

  6. A student was fined under Canadian underage drinking laws when he posted photos of himself, holding a beer, on facebook. (Canada, November 2009)

  7. Brian Lewis killed his wife, Hayley Jones after she changed her Facebook profile from "married" to "single". (USA, 2009)

  8. Corey Christian Adams, a 19-year-old, tried to use Facebook to hire a contract killer to murder a girl who had accused him of rape. Amongst other things, he was jailed for criminal solicitation of murder. Some of the posts said "I got 500 on a girls head who wants that bread?", "Hit me up anyway possible", "needed this girl knocked off right now." (USA, 2010)

  9. Paul Bristol murdered his girl-friend Camille Mathurasingh after she posted a photo, on her Facebook page, with another man. (USA, 2010)

  10. Farah NurArafah, an 18-year-old, was given a 75-day suspended jail sentence for calling her friend a “promiscuous, overweight pig” on Facebook. (Indonesia, February 2010)

  11. Ahmad Shuman was arrested for creating a Facebook page criticizing Lebanese President Michel Sleiman. (Beirut, July 2010).

  12. Ms Phoebe Prince, a school student committed suicide due to excessive cyberbullying that went on for months. She had been receiving abusive text messages and was being harassed on her Facebook wall. (Massachusetts, USA, 2010)

  13. Vikas Mavhudzi was arrested for “subverting a constitutional government” when he posted a facebook message in support of the protests in Egypt. (Zimbabwe, April 2011)

  14. Mark Musarella, a medical technician posted on Facebook, the photograph of the corpse of a strangled victim at a crime scene, while on duty. He was fired from his job, sentenced with 200 hours of community service and banned from ever becoming an emergency medical technician again. (New York, USA 2011)

  15. Ambikesh Mahapatra, a Chemistry professor at Jadavpur University, was arrested for forwarding a cartoon featuring the West Bengal CM MamataBanerjee. (April 2012, India)

  16. Two Air India cabin crew members were arrested and jailed for 12 days for posting “derogatory” remarks against the Prime Minister’s Office, the national flag and the Supreme Court, while commenting on a strike by Air India pilots. (India, May 2012).

  17. Carl Bielby was jailed for 22 months for setting up fake Facebook profiles to "groom" and target pre-teen girls. He sent several indecent messages to these girls. When he was arrested, the police recovered indecent videos, of a young girl, from his mobile phone (UK, October 2012)

  18. Ceri Shipman was jailed for creating and using fake Facebook accounts. These fake accounts were created in the names of two women who had been raped by her boyfriend, Jason Savage. She created these accounts to send false messages to herself. The messages claimed that the victims had made false allegations about the rape. (UK, March 2013)

  19. Jaya Vindyala, a lawyer and president of the Andhra Pradesh unit of People's Union for Civil Liberties, was arrested for her comments against A Krishnamohan, a Congress MLA from Chirala in Prakasam district. Ms Vindyala had accused the MLA of being involved in child trafficking, ganja mafia, sand mafia and land mafia. (Hyderabad, India, May 2013)

  20. Atul Mehta, a property dealer, was arrested for circulating jokes on Sikhs. He was booked for "hurting religious sentiments" and for sending "offensive electronic messages". (Amritsar, India, September, 2013)

  21. A 16-year-old girl allegedly murdered her best friend by stabbing her in the back 65 times after she was outraged over a Facebook dispute. Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez was furious after she came to know that her friend Anel Baez had uploaded nude pictures of the duo on the social networking site. (April 2014, UK)

  22. Yogesh Kumar was arrested for publishing photos on Facebook, which were religiously offensive, with an account with a different name than his own. He was charged with ‘misrepresentation and sending offensive messages through communication devices’. (Rajasthan, India. June 23rd 2014)

  23. Rajeesh Kumar, a local politician was arrested for posting offensive photos on Facebook, of Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi. He was charged with ‘sending offensive messages through communication devices and sending obscene material through communication devices’. (Kollam, India, 6th Aug 2014)

  24. A youth was entenced to 3 years in prison and was levied with a fine of Rs. 20,000 for posting obscene and defamatory pictures of a woman on Facebook. He was punished for ‘publishing obscene material on electronic media’. (Bhopal, India, Apr 29th 2014)

  25. A 22 year old girl was arrested for creating 8 fake profiles on Facebook for posting sexually explicit pictures of other girls. She was held for ‘misrepresntation and publishing obscene material on electronic meia’ (Cyber Cell Goa, India, Sep 26h 2014)

  26. A 27-year old mechanic is facing a 32 year jail term for 'liking' a morphed image, of Thailand's king, on Facebook. The mechanic has confessed to charges of sedition, lese majeste and computer crimes. (Thailand, Dec 12th 2015)
Create an unbreakable password in 30 seconds

Create an unbreakable password in 30 seconds

Follow these 5 steps to create a super-strong password in 30 seconds:

  1. Choose a book. Any book will do.

  2. Open any page.

  3. Pick the first 4 or 5 words on the page.

  4. Simply add hyphens between these words and the page number at the end.

  5. And that's your super-strong password. Use it a few times and you will memorize it.

Example:

  1. The first few words on page 1 of the classic “A tale of two cities” are:
    It was the best of times

  2. Simply adding hyphens between these words and the page number at the end gives us:
    It-was-the-best-of-times-1

  3. This is a super strong password – with capital letters, small letters, a number and a symbol.

PS - Don't forget the book and the page number !!


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