The world is changing rapidly around us. The novel coronavirus that’s sweeping the planet has brought the world to a grinding halt, and much of our day-to-day routines have dramatically altered in the past few months. In spite of this, the evolution of modern technology has allowed many businesses and organizations to keep in contact with each other, maintaining some semblance of normalcy in day-to-day operations. However, that evolution in technology also comes with an advancement in security risks and challenges. Just take Zoom for example.
Zoom may be a relatively new company, but its popularity has surged in recent months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to The Media Line, Zoom usage has skyrocketed from 10 million daily meetings in December 2019 to 200 million in March 2020. This newfound popularity may be good for Zoom’s business, but it’s opened the door for a new type of cyber attack known as ‘Zoombombing.’
Zoombombing is typically characterized by uninvited users crashing Zoom meetings, usually resulting in unwanted profane, racist, or anti-Semantic images being posted in videoconferences. According to Oleg Brodt, the R&D director of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs Israel, the new company has focused on delivering a simple, user-friendly interface, but that has come at the cost of security within the platform. In light of these security concerns, the team here at ScoresMatter has elected to use different video conferencing platforms in our daily meetings, and we’re not the only ones; other companies such as Google have done the same.
So what does this tell us? Well, the lesson here is that nothing is completely safe when it comes to cyber security. That’s not taking a ‘doom and gloom’ approach to things, it’s just the truth. Nothing is every 100% fool-proof when it comes to online security, and that’s why it’s important to take precautions. Here at ScoresMatter we say it all the time, and Brodt agreed with us when he said “If a product (app) is free, then you’re the product.” What does that mean? In short, it means that if an app developer isn’t charging a subscription or download fee, then it’s likely that it’s reselling or repurposing user data in other ways. This kind of reselling might lead to users’ personal information ending up on the Dark Web, which puts them at risk of identity theft.
The world is uncertain, but the one thing that remains constant is security risks. Now more than ever, it’s important for us all to keep security in mind, and that’s why we’re here. ScoresMatter is dedicated to making sure you have the best tools available at your disposal to better protect yourself against security breaches. That’s why we developed our Dark Web Scan tool.
The Dark Web Scan actively monitors the Dark Web to make sure that none of your personal information has ended up on a Dark Web server, which puts you at higher risk of identity theft. It also sends notifications alerting you if any of your details are found on the Dark Web, along with tips and best practices to help make sure that you secure your online accounts moving forward.
Your identity is important to you, so it’s important to us. Make sure you protect the Digital You with ScoresMatter.