Users education is also an important activity for our team. Here are some tips on preventing security incidents. In addition to some basic advice, we will also introduce you to the Cybercompass course, prepared for you by CSIRT-MU experts.
The Cybersecurity Team of Masaryk University has also prepared a cybersecurity basics course for you. We chose practical information and prepared understandable guides, thanks to which you’ll act responsibly in cyberspace. Invest in yourself and gain knowledge that the university, employers, and you will truly appreciate and use.
You can also take a look at the Cybersecurity series, which we have prepared for you.
Warning: Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus
How do hackers purposefully exploit fear and insecurity to manipulate users in the current difficult situation?
The ransomware threat
Attackers encrypt data and then require money to decrypt them - that's ransomware.
Don’t be fooled
What are the procedures of Internet fraudsters, and how to effectively recognize them?
How to not get tangled up in the net?
A few recommendations on what to watch out for when surfing the Internet.
Take a moment to examine your passwords
Learn how to create a secure password and how to use it responsibly.
Basic tips on preventing security incidents
Here are the top five tips on securely working with information technologies and safely surfing the internet. We aim to help you actively prevent the threats you face in your day-to-day activities in cyberspace. The golden rule is not to underestimate prevention.
- Back up your most important data regularly, ideally in multiple locations.
- Always keep your operating system, software, and anti-virus protection up to date.
- Choose phrase passwords that are hard to guess and easy to remember (for example: "steel squirrel doesn't jump").
- Be careful what you share about yourself online.
- Think critically and question information - the internet is full of scammers.
Visit our website security.muni.cz, where we focus more on the spread of understandable and practical advice and courses that you can use outside the university. You can also follow us on our Facebook page, where we share educational content for our fans and cybersecurity news at MU.
Warnings and information
Advent wreath CSIRT-MU
Advent candles on our wreaths are slowly but surely starting to light up - Christmas is coming! The following month is often used to prepare for the Christmas holidays, but it also gives space to slow down after the past year and find peace. The Cybersecurity Team of Masaryk University has prepared an Advent wreath for you for this season. It will shed some light on one topic every week that may be useful for you in pre-Christmas.
Warning: weaponized open-source tools
We would like to draw your attention to increasingly frequent attacks using the weaponization of open-source tools, which target a wide range of organizations from the media, through defense and aerospace, to the IT services industries. The attacks are carried out using social engineering. Thanks to this, the attackers lure job seekers with fraudulent job offers. An ISO file infected with Trojan malware is subsequently sent to the applicants who respond to such an offer.
Warning: Smishing campaign imitating the website of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
The Cybersecurity Team of Masaryk University warns against a smishing campaign that imitates the pages of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic (MPSV) and thus tries to lure people into logging in to internet banking.