Term by definition:
Cybercrime is generally defined as any form of criminal activity involving the use of computers and networks. Also referred to as computer crime, electronic crime, e-crime, netcrime and hi-tech crime.
Security Tips for Non-Technical Users
From the SANS Institute
- If your personal information is stolen, four steps to take
- If you suspect malware is on your computer – Stop, Confirm, Scan
- Stop. Think. Click: Seven Practices for Safer Computing
- Don't open email about Michael Jackson
- Print out important documents
- Don't click on links in pop-ups or banner advertisements
- Backup important files on a regular basis
- Don't Trust Links Sent in Email Messages
- Know your IMEI?
- Effectively delete files
- Don't pass on chain messages or send warnings to everyone you know
- What you ask people walking around inside your company offices without a valid identity card: "May I help you?"
- Never respond to an email asking for personal information
- Patch and update on a regular basis
- See just how "Security Aware" you really are
- Protect your home wireless networks
- Don't be an unintentional spammer
- If you print it, go get it right away!
- Watch out for shoulder surfers
- Don't enter your password on an untrusted computer.
- Use Outlook? Use the Auto-Preview, not the Reading Pane
- Don't enter your username and password on any computer you don't control.
- E-mail is insecure by default because it is more like a postcard, not a sealed envelope
- Revoking security access isn't always enough
- Stop! Nobody Sends Email to Dead People!
- Do NOT open unknown or unexpected e-mail attachments
- Don't be duped by Internet Fraud
- Check for encryption or secure sites when providing confidential information online
- Avoid spam in your IM email account
- Keep your password secret
Visit the CERT Coordination Centre for Tips on home networks
Cybercrime.org.za is an awareness portal intended for informational purposes. The site provides access to relevant and trusted local and international resources aimed at educating individuals at all levels. The site also features help for reporting suspected activities. Cybercrime.org.za is an ICT community-powered social initiative, born out of the needs identified over this past decade for pooling resources to address ICT challenges in South Africa and Africa-at-large...