The theft of sensitive information belonging to millions of AT&T’s current and former customers has been recently discovered online.

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Cyber Attacks

In a world increasingly reliant on technology and interconnected systems, the disruption caused by cyber-attacks can have far-reaching consequences. Preppers recognize the importance of safeguarding their digital assets, such as communication devices, financial accounts, and critical information stored online. Investing in cybersecurity measures, such as encryption tools, firewalls, and regular software updates, is essential to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches that could compromise their preparedness plans.

Preppers also understand the potential for cyber-attacks to disrupt essential services and infrastructure. A successful cyber-attack on power grids, water supply systems, or transportation networks could lead to widespread chaos and societal breakdown. Preparing for such scenarios involves developing contingency plans for alternative sources of power, water purification methods, and secure communication channels that are resilient to cyber threats. Building resilience against cyber-attacks requires a combination of technical skills, strategic planning, and a mindset focused on adaptability and self-reliance.

In addition to protecting against external cyber threats, preppers must also be vigilant against internal vulnerabilities within their own networks. Social engineering tactics, phishing scams, and malware infections can compromise personal information and undermine security measures. Educating oneself and fellow preppers about cybersecurity best practices, conducting regular security audits, and maintaining offline backups of critical data are crucial steps in safeguarding against cyber-attacks. By integrating cybersecurity into their overall preparedness strategy, preppers can enhance their resilience and readiness to face the challenges of an increasingly digital world.

Keeping the family safe online (particularly children) is also an important role for prepper parents. Installing and maintaining software to protect children from inappropriate content and keep the online predators at bay. Understanding data privacy and online tracking can help you avoid unwanted use of your personal data.

Industrial Cyber Attacks: What to Know

Tech Geek
July 7, 2023
As the internet grows and technology improves, industries have become increasingly reliant on them. Unfortunately, this has inadvertently led to increased threats of cyberattacks.

Multi-Factor Authentication: What it is and How to Use it

Tech Geek
July 5, 2023
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a multi-step digital authentication process which requires the user to provide two or more pieces of information – in addition to a password or pin – to gain access to online resources, such as your bank account or work applications as a way to reduce the likelihood of a data breach.

Pros and Cons of Using a Password Manager

Tech Geek
April 4, 2023
People now have more passwords than ever, thanks to the evolution of technology and our reliance on all things electronic. Remembering the ever-expanding set of passwords has become nearly impossible. Therefore, the use of Password Managers is becoming a popular concept.

Communicating Safely on the Internet

Tech Geek
February 13, 2023
The windows, and the back door are not the only places burglars can get into your home and life. The ultimate “backdoor” is the security lapses in with your internet, your cyberspace.

Phishing 101: What You Should Know

Tech Geek
January 26, 2023
As technology progresses, phishing and hacking attempts are ever growing. Getting caught by a Phisher-man can happen to anyone who has access to technology, especially those that do not know the proper signs and precautions.

How Not to Be Tracked Online

Tech Geek
January 20, 2023
Don’t you find it quite amazing and a little disturbing how unique ads are sent to you about an item you talked about or searched for online? This phenomenon has become frequent and too spot on to be a coincidence. The simple truth is, once you are on the internet, you are being monitored, and your relevant information is generally used to make your internet experience more pleasurable and worthwhile.