Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sophos warn World Cup fans of potential cyber threats


Here are some tips that can help you to enjoy the game more securely:

  1. Do not click on links in emails, texts, instant messaging or social media posts if they come from people or organization’s you don’t know, or have suspicious or unusual addresses

  1. It is better to install a reliable security solution with up-to-date databases of malicious and phishing sites

  1. Avoid using public Wi-Fi

  1. Watch broadcasts only on official FIFA partner websites. Some of the many match-streaming services are bound to be unofficial and out to infect visitors with a Web miner or something even nastier. Make sure you don’t take any chances: Install a solution with built-in Web anti-virus and anti-phishing capabilities

  1. If you are going to Russia, use a VPN to connect to the Internet. In the aftermath of the government’s attempt to block Telegram, many popular sites in Russia are either unavailable or unstable. To avoid the anguish of not being able to post a selfie of your grinning face against the backdrop of your team’s goal celebration, get connected to a VPN in advance.

  1. Evaluate modern email protection services, such as anti-phishing, URL protection or detonation, spoofing protection, and user activity profiles for unusual or out-of-policy activities.

Here are also some free software tools that can help you to enjoy the game more securely: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools.aspx