Cyber Security News – July 2022

July 1, 2022

Many of us are not aware of the extent of the data we share with Google. You can see what data is taking place by using the Google Takeout feature and you may be very surprised. First, to get all your data: You can use address

It is necessary to pay attention to all the documents on Google Drive, including emails, phone calls, chat, calls, favorites, passwords, photos, YouTube images, shopping, meetings, travels, listened music, books, health information, guides, websites and deleted.

The archive requested on Google Takeout can take a long time depending on the size of the data. The data includes searches across all devices. With the My activity feature, sharing settings can be personalized. Without incognito in internet browsers, all search information remains stored on Google even if it is deleted from the computer. Google creates your shopping profile on search data and Google ads are sent to the user according to this profile.

If the “location history” feature is turned on on the phone, the history of every place you go is kept on Google. To see them on the map, you need to look at the timeline. By zooming in on any day or place in the interface, you can see all your movements there.

Google collects data not only from its own services, but also from all the apps and extensions you use. For example, when you ran the vpn extension from which country, what searches you made while it was open.

News of the Month

TRT World YouTube channel hacked, Bitcoin scam

Recently, cyber attackers who commit crypto money fraud by seizing corporate or famous accounts with many followers are frequently encountered. Finally, unfortunately, the YouTube account of TRT World channel was attacked.

The attackers, who somehow took over the TRT World YouTube account, started to broadcast live. In the live broadcast, some of Elon Musk’s speeches were manipulated to create the feeling that he was expecting a big rise in the price of Bitcoin. On the other hand, Tesla Day 2022 fake poster with 1 send 2 times the form of fraud began to be made. The broadcast was interrupted upon realization of the incident, but it is not known how the attackers accessed the passwords or damaged the contents. TRT World has not yet made a statement on the subject.

Tip of the Month

8 Safety Tips During Summer Vacation

  • Be sure to make sure you get security updates to your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
  • Update the passwords for all your online accounts to protect against possible phishing attacks. Choose similar, strong passwords. In addition, you can use multi-factor (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) solutions.
  • Always back up your data in case of theft or device compromise.
  • When you leave the hotel, leave devices such as external hard drives, laptops and USB sticks in a safe place in your hotel, such as a safe, to prevent data theft and protect your devices. And to protect your data if the device is left unattended or lost, enable passwords and PINs on all your mobile devices.
  • Avoid connecting to free public Wi-Fi in restaurants, airports, cafes or hotels. Also, choose networks with passwords and don’t forget to use a paid VPN to avoid stalking online activity.
  • To protect against malicious attacks while browsing the web on vacation, use a security solution that can protect all your devices. Regularly monitor your accounts for suspicious activity.
  • Disable automatic Bluetooth connection on your device to prevent cyber attackers from connecting to your device publicly.

The information you share personally can be used by attackers to defraud your friends and family. Therefore, be very careful when sharing about your activities and location on social media platforms.