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Cyber Security Basics: VPN

Some of you already learned from the previous articles that your computer can be attacked through public Wi-Fi or even your own protected Wi-Fi at home.
With many Security flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected protocols as WPA3, using Wi-Fi has become fairly risky.
So, you’re asking “What can we do?”. One of the solutions is a VPN.

Your internet connection transmits your IP address thus making it possible to track you online, this connection leaves a trail of information called “Metadata” which is collected by your Internet Service Provider.
Just a fun thing you can do, go to this website and check what is your IP and your location, or even perform a DNS test on this website.

Do you see how easy this for someone to ping your location or track your computer down?
But don’t worry, our team cares about your safety so we teach you the basics about VPN.

VPN - Virtual Private Network, this service provides protection to your personal details you go online, such as:
  • IP Address
  • Physical Location
  • Credit Card credentials
  • Bank Accounts
  • Passwords and User Interface

The VPN keeps your private information safe, as well as your money, and hiding important data from bad actors who want to take advantage of you.

First thing you need to be aware of - “FREE FAST WIFI”. If it seems too good, it probably is.
This serves as an opportunity for hackers to perform Phishing Attacks, usually, you can see this happening in Airports or Restaurants, where people log in to a free Wi-Fi, unaware of the security risks it enables.
Once you connect to the malicious network, all the data you provide while being online transfers into the wireless network, making it possible for someone to intercept and use this data.
Our most important tip is to: NEVER provide sensitive information while being connected to a public network, for example:
  • Don't login to your Bank Account
  • Don't use your Credit Card to purchase online
  • Don't login to any of your Social Media accounts

Cyber Security Basics: VPN
VPN service will secure your connection to ensure all the data your send and receive is encrypted and secured.

You must be asking yourself “What is the difference between VPN and ‘Incognito’ mode?”
Let us explain, the incognito mode does not hide your activity from external players as websites or hackers, it hides your activity from different users on that same machine.
This makes it possible for other people to track your activity and your data.
While incognito will not leave “evidence” to your activity on the machine, such as history or cookies, it doesn't protect your connection and your IP address is exposed.

If you’re reading this and you have a business or organization that provides “FREE WIFI” or WiFi for your employees, your network might be at risk.
We strongly suggest you contact us and perform a Wi-Fi Penetration Testing to your network, so everyone in your team will know they are protected.

Scorpiones’s WiFi security assessments provide a cost-effective way to measure the security of your WiFi network(s) against best practice and make real-world recommendations for identified issues.
An Internal Penetration Test is different than a vulnerability assessment in that it actually exploits the vulnerabilities to determine what information is actually exposed.
What we generally test in the Internal network pentest?
Tests from the perspective of both an authenticated and non-authenticated users to find potential exploits.
Assesses the vulnerabilities that exist in the systems that are accessible by authorized login IDs and that reside within the network.

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