Cybersecurity trends are as transient as the weather. As we usher in a new season, it’s a good idea to give your security practices a refresh. We’ve compiled a list of apps and upgrades to add to your list—including tools for a safe Halloween—plus emerging digital trends to have on your radar.
Though AI tech has existed for years, futurists predict a notable uptick in how often that tech appears in our everyday lives, which is only likely to grow in the coming months. At Amazon’s warehouse, for example, robots are helping workers lift and sort packages. Web3 and the Metaverse, new versions of the internet built on blockchain technology, are progressing rapidly thanks to AI and machine learning. And it’s AI that contributes to the realistic qualities of metaverse avatars, as well as deepfake technology.
How does this affect users? As consumers, we will inevitably be exposed to and required to participate in this new form of the internet and commerce. In order to distinguish deepfakes from reality, we have to stay aware of the latest advancements and use contextual information plus a healthy dose of skepticism.
Before cars were connected to the cloud, most of us could hardly fathom that they’d be subject to hacking. Now that more and more cars on the road are internet-connected devices, they’re at risk of the same cyber threats as smartphones and computers. Yet when someone can remotely control your vehicle, the implications are more severe.
50% of all recorded cyberattacks on automotives in history occurred in 2021, and those attacks have increased in 2022.
What can users do? Earlier this year, we covered a white-hat hacker who gained access to 25 Teslas and was able to control them in various ways. He advised vehicle owners to be highly protective of their car’s credentials—which you can store securely in Dashlane’s Secure Notes feature—and run regular software updates as a way to thwart attacks.
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Our personal password manager has always included features that help you protect your credentials, but now with our new features, you get to add an extra layer of protection to any credential that you’d like. In addition to the Secure Notes feature, Dashlane now offers the option to protect notes and passwords with your Master Password. You can add a Master Password requirement for everything in your vault all at once by toggling on “Require Master Password” in the Security Settings section within the browser.
We recently released new features for added security and convenience, including:
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Any tech tools that are designed to keep users safe are tools worth checking out. If you’re going out for Halloween or sending your kids trick-or-treating, consider these downloads:
Even if you don’t plan on wearing a costume this Halloween, you can still disguise yourself online to protect your personal information. To start, remember to use a VPN, which will essentially make you a ghost as you navigate the web. This is important when using public Wi-Fi, like at a coffee shop or airport. This means that if a hacker obtained your data through public Wi-Fi, it would be encrypted and unreadable.
Many businesses and schools use VPNs to protect their networks, but adults and businesses alike need to know how to best protect themselves.