Watch the videos
Please watch the videos and make sure to follow our tips to prevent your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.
Think carefully about what you share
Do not share any personal data, such as your phone number, home address, email address or student ID number. If you work with sensitive knowledge or technology, then do not mention it on your LinkedIn profile. When you post pictures online, check if there are details in the background of your pictures that you’d like to keep private. Like the name of your street or the license plate of your car. Always ask permission before posting photos on social media that includes others, such as colleagues, lecturers or students. Think twice before sharing information, because once it’s online it can be very hard to remove.
If you want to protect yourself from prying eyes, make sure to watch this video on the Cybersave Yourself website.
Some information you want to share with friends and family, but not with everyone. For example, it’s not a good idea to make your holiday pictures visible to everyone on social media. If you do, criminals will immediately know that you’re not at home. You can control who sees what through your social media account’s privacy settings. Make sure to check these settings regularly, because they change all the time.
Criminals sometimes create fake accounts to send connection requests. If you accept such a request, these criminals will gain access to your network and profile information, which they then can use for phishing or identity fraud.
Watch the videos: Granny Smith hacks
Granny Smith has found a lucrative side job as a hacker and is keen to share her knowledge with you.
85% of all hacks result from (careless) human actions
No less than 85% of all hacks result from (careless) human actions. So it’s crucial that you know what you can do to protect yourself. You can find more information about topics like ‘creating strong passwords’, ‘recognising phishing emails’ and ‘basic device security’ at the ICT security web page.
Source: Chief Information Security Office UvA