The National Cybersecurity Institute makes the ‘Guide to cyber attacks. Everything you need to know at the user level ‘. It is a guide that aims to become a reference document for Internet users interested in learning about the types of cyberattacks to which they are exposed. All this without the need for great technical knowledge. You can check it here.
Cybercriminals are always on the lookout for new ways to attack users. They do so by taking advantage of our ignorance or vulnerabilities in our defenses. Its objectives are many and can have different consequences for the user.
The guide is divided into four main categories. Password attacks, social engineering attacks, connection attacks, and malware attacks. It examines more than 30 different types of attacks. These include both the most popular, such as phishing, viruses, or malicious applications; like those less known, among which we can find dumpster diving, spoofing, or cryptojacking, among others.
For each of these types of attacks, the manual gives you some guidelines so that you know everything you need to know and prevent them. Specifically, it will tell you how each attack works and what is the objective of cybercriminals with it. Finally, it will offer you instructions to protect yourself against the attack. In addition, it also includes more relevant information with each of them.
In its guide, the Internet Security Office proposes the following decalogue of good practices in cybersecurity to improve the protection of devices and the security of user information against attacks:
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