Europol considers mobile devices as a primary vector used by attackers in order to ‘access your private data and your money’.
They provide a guide to protect mobile users from mobile malware (malicious software), namely:
Install apps from trusted sources only
Don’t click on links or attachments in unsolicited emails or text messages
Log out of sites after you have made a payment
Keep your operating system and apps updated
Turn off Wi-Fi, location services and Bluetooth when not in use
Avoid giving out personal information
Don’t jailbreak your device
Back up your data
Install a mobile security app
The guide is available here
It may be a good exercise to visit every now and then haveibeenpwned.com to check whether you account has been involved in any of the known breaches and appeared in leaked databases.
Europol has published an introductory yet informative pdf on malware:
To report a security incident via SNOW, click here.
Alternatively, you may contact: cert .at. bournemouth DOT ac DOT uk
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Information Security defends information from unauthorised access, use, modification and distribution and protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Just like the methods used to gain unauthorised access to your data, IT Security is constantly changing to meet these new challenges.
Fortunately, there are some quick wins to prevent attacks from happening in the first place, or at least make it difficult for an attacker to reach their target. Read through these four steps to make sure you’re up to date on how to keep your information safe at BU and at home: