As you get more attention, be more aware of your cybersecurity... (use 2FA)
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As we get more attention online, whether our videos are getting seen by more people or people are following us on media or our blog is getting more popular or whatever. The inevitability is that we tend we will draw more more attention which includes some potential we don't want. And right now, I'm gonna talk more about the security side of things, you know, cyber security and things like that. Or just how do we maintain peace of mind as we continue growing our attention? So Cyposecurity.
I think that's very important. If you don't have what's called 2 factor authentication, authentication author authorization. If you don't have 2 factor authentication installed on your all your accounts. I highly recommend what I mean by that is Facebook, you know, Google, PayPal, and other places. And you probably have seen apps such as the 1 that's probably the most popular Google Authenticator app Right?
Google Authenticator. I don't care about showing these numbers. These numbers change, like every what? Half a minute or something like that. So it doesn't matter.
So Google Authenticator is the app to install. And with that, you can do what's called 2FA, and number 2FA2 factor authentication. In all the popular services you use. I have Facebook, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, PayPal, Stripe, Uber, Yeah. So those are those are the main main ones and others that that you that you use that has some kind of security attached to it.
Banks, of course, have various types of ways. But b, just if you do 2FA on all your accounts, you're pretty much going to prevent the vast majority of security issues, people taking over your account, things like that. The second thing about social security It's harder for me to talk about, which is you kind of have to learn over time what messages are from scammers and scammers. And what messages aren't. I mean, it's because I could show you examples, but of course, the examples will change every day because they get more and more clever they you know, you get a message, you think it's from Facebook, it's not from Facebook.
Right? Some are obviously, but some aren't, and you have to know how to tell. For example, emails. When you get an email, you have to look at the from email address. And if it's not at facebook dot com, probably not from Facebook.
Sometimes Facebook has other ones like at maybe like secure dot facebook dot com or something like that. But If you're not sure, don't take any action that email or that message is telling you. If you're not sure, you should take a screenshot of that message, and post it on your social media or ask your savvy friends, text savvy friends, hey, do you think this is a real Facebook message or Is it a scan or phishing attack? PHI, SHI and G, phishing is where you click on the website and in fact, well below this video, I'll link to an actual phishing scan that I saw that some of my clients were being affected by. And I was able to find that website and show you why it's not Facebook or whatever.
Okay? So look for that. And if I don't remember, please go ahead and comment below and ask me ask me for it. So just over time, as you learn what things issues scams look like and and and other scams and frauds, you'll say, okay, you just get more savvy over time. Like, oh, yeah, I know these kinds of messages are not from repeatable source.
Okay. So that's a cyber security part of it. In terms of other piece of so with that, of course, I have in my however long I've been on social media since 2006 with Facebook, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, I started in 2006. I believe. And now it's been, what, 16 years, I have never once had my account been hacked.
It's impressive because I've been very active since 4006, not once have I had my account been hacked. Whereas all that time, just about everyone around me has has had their accounts hacked. Because I know these 2 things, 2 factor authentication, and I'm very savvy with knowing what messages to ignore and and not to pay attention to and not to do that, you know, logging in on a screen that looks like Facebook, it looks like PayPal when it's not. It's like I know how to look at the URL. Wait.
That's not Facebook dot com. That's not blah blah blah. So just over time, you'll you'll you'll you'll learn these things as you as you just take special precaution whenever a website's asking you to log in. Whenever you click on a message and it then says log in, you're like, wait, I shouldn't have to log in. I'm usually logged in.
Why is this asking me to log in again? And then you'll learn over time. Oh, wait, that's safe, and that's not safe. Okay? And then just in terms of, like, more maybe just learning to and maybe I'll do this in a separate segment.
Actually, just other aspects of sort of peace of mind when getting more notoriety? Like, how how do we do that? I'll do that in a second second because I wanna keep this just more about the cyber security part of it.
Last updated 9 Jan 2023.
Thanks for the reminder about 2-factor authentication!
Hi. I'd appreciate the phishing scam video link you mentioned. Thanks!
Do you recommend having a VPN, or using something like TOR browser?
Public or any shared WiFi means you might be sharing it with a hacker.
But if the only people with access to your home WiFi are trusted, and you are generally savvy with what websites you log into, you probably don't need VPN.
Most sites we log into these days are https so it's already encrypted.
Thank you for the heads up reminder on using 2 factor authorization etc etc!!
Thanks for the helpful and important reminder.
George, I realized you had done this video on cyber security. Great. Not sure but I started to get more active on Linked in as I am listening to your workshop and boom, I get this email to my business email address which was saying they had taken over my website. It went to a different internet provider and looked at my website. looked fine. But now I am not sure. Is there something I should do to check it again. It looks okay but thought maybe I am not checking properly. And I deleted that email of course. Was really creepy!!
Ok everyone I will check my 2 factor authorizations
Hi George, so thoughtful and practical of you to generate this disucussion and to guide us on how to prevent it.
I am savvy but one 'potential' weak area is my web based e mail address which does not have 2 factor authentiation. I do have quite alot of e mail addresses - luckily my YT is a gmail but there are weaknesses in areas where I use my domain web based e mail.
I will remain vigilant and (as yet) have also never been hacked and I hope it stays like that as it is a horrible experience!
I appreciate you reminding us to be vigilant. I will check the setting for this 2FA as well.
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