‘How TOTAL is Your Cyber Security?’

Security & Privacy

It’s October so it’s Cyber Security Awareness Month again.

We’re about to begin biggest online shopping season of the year, so this campaign is well-timed to highlight “the simple steps that can be taken to protect data, whether personal, financial and/or professional.”

(THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOW CLOSED.)

To celebrate this annual effort, we’re giving away F-Secure TOTAL one-year licenses — which combines the award-winning best protection of F-Secure SAFE with the world-renowned FREEDOME VPN. Find out more about TOTAL here.

All you have to do to enter is take this quiz and post your score or the word “Complete” in the comments of this post. You’ll find out how TOTAL your cyber security awareness is and get a chance to make your cyber security even better. Read the rules and enter once now. (Please be aware that if this is your first time posting on our blog, your comment will not appear immediately .)

We’ll pick 5 winners when the month is over. Good luck!

How Total is Your Cyber Security?
Give yourself 1 point for every statement below that describes you.

___ 1. I use strong, unique passphrases (or random-generated passwords) for all my most important online accounts.

___ 2. I use two-factor authentication or multi-factor whenever possible on my key accounts. (That’s a password + SMS text or Authenticator code).

___ 3. I keep my software updated.

___ 4. I run updated security software with browsing protection on all every device or PC I can.

___ 5. I know how to vet links in emails before clicking on them (whether for security or tracking purposes).

___ 6. I use a password manager.

___ 7. I have passcodes on my devices.

___ 8. I use a VPN when I connect to public Wi-Fi.

___ 9. I lock my PC when I walk away.

___ 10. I know the vast majority of ransomware threats arrive through email attachments.

Score
10- TOTAL Security
9- Virtually TOTAL Security
8- Pretty Good Security
7- Patchy Security
6 or Below- Time to step up your security

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  1. I use strong, unique passphrases (or random-generated passwords) for all my most important online accounts. When it comes to passwords, the longer the better. But using unique passwords for each account is the best way to limit your damage if your services are breached.
  2. I use two-factor authentication or multi-factor whenever possible on my key accounts. (That’s a password + SMS text or Authenticator code). If you don’t have two-factor authentication, you will be hacked. Your password will be guessed eventually. And you won’t be able to kick the hacker out of the account before major damage can be done.
  3. I keep my software updated. Unpatched software is like leaving a broken window on your house. It’s inviting crooks in. When updates for your OS and software, including browsing add-ons, are available update as soon as possible.
  4. I run updated security software with browsing protection on all every device or PC I can. Protect yourself from all known threats and scam sites with updated security software that blocks bad urls with Browsing Protection. With security that uses behavioral-based blocking like F-Secure TOTAL to avoid advanced threats.
  5. I know how to vet links in emails before clicking on them (whether for security or tracking purposes). Links in emails may send you to a phishing scam or just may be tracking you in a way you don’t want to be track. Check links by hovering over them with your mouse to make sure it’s a legitimate URL that isn’t tricking you with a misspelled domain name or extra domains like Google.Googgly.com . If you want to go to the site without the tracking codes, copy and past the url and delete the extra coding.
  6. I use a password manager. Many security experts recognize that remembering dozens of passwords is impossible. A password manager limits that burden to one password that secures them all. You can use F-Secure KEY on one device for free.
  7. I have passcodes on my devices. Without a passcode anyone — including a criminal, your ex or law enforcement — can access your entire online life. Locking with a secure code the most basic security step you should take.
  8. I use a VPN when I connect to public Wi-Fi. Without a VPN, it’s trivial for anyone else using the same Wi-Fi to see big parts of your traffic. Use a VPN on your laptop, on your phone and your tablet. F-Secure TOTAL includes F-Secure FREEDOME VPN, which you can try for free.
  9. I lock my PC when I walk away. Don’t make it easy for intruders. Hit “Windows key + L to lock” on Windows. Enable the lock screen in Mac and hit “Control + Shift + Eject”.
  10. I know the vast majority of ransomware threats arrive through email attachments. F-Secure Labs found that 80% of attachments in spam emails sent in 2016 were ransomware. The trend is continuing in 2017. So avoid clicking attachments at all cost.

166 Comments

8 points. I lost total of 2 points because I’ve opted out for two factor authentication in some services due to the inability to use it in mobile devices and other point I lost in not using VPN (couldn’t afford to renew license and had to prioritize money I had left for offline living).

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I’ve tried almost all the antiviruses, just a deception
I would love to try your security too

9 points, since I haven’t been happy with the VPN solutions I’ve tried so far. I suppose I’ll have to give Freedome a try too.

6, I try to be honest if it comes from a trusted source i just click links, i mean who has time to vet all the things.

I managed 9 points, because I would rather link my laptop through my phone when out, than use public Wi-Fi. I keep meaning to try VPN again, as it was troublesome to use years ago.

8. My lock is on a door with with an inbuilt solid steelplate and other than that I’m either present or the computer is turned off. And my mobile smart devices are equipped with several different

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Poing9+

9. I never use password apps… i use in every place different exelent passwords and i dont write it down! All in the head..

I was able to score 10 points, but I am honest, I did not want to score points, but rather to test myself and your own behavior. This I have done in the truest sense of the word have 9 points Complete!

Frankly, I hope to score six points while I hope to win the draw F-Secure SAFE or TOTAL. If this is not paradoxical someone of the 10 points reaches him with a prize. Such a participant as my person deserve a prize. So 6 points, complete.

I watch the F-Secure continuously through av-test and in its sector as a cybersecurity authority applies to av-comparatives. F-secure with its techno-culture inspires me and deserves to be very good at the first league. Now to this questionnaire got 9 points …. Complete.

Helsinki-Finland, Pisa study shows only what can come from this country, top education = top products! All questions carefully read and achieved with one exception 9 points..Complete.

F-Secure obtains with av-test and with the pointed authority av-comparatives, in every hardness test and discipline very good grades! Unfortunately this level I can not reach with this questionnaire. I got 8 points …. Complete.

With my knowledge only 8 points reached! This alone proves urgently a protection by F-Secure Safe or Total! My deficit can only substitute F-Secure! I hope and wish very much to get an annual license. Only 8 points..Complete.

After many trials and study on the Internet jungle, which cost me a lot of time and nerves, I learned in 2015 by Chip magazine F-Secure. F-Secure is ultra-lightweight, according to my findings, uses pointed cyber technology and Bitdefender Enginering. F-Secure and its quality can not be defined but experienced. Currently I and my family urgently need protection, F-Secure SAFE or TOTAL would not be wrong! Now to the results; I have reached 9 points …

9 points. I only don’t use password manager.
But even this all does not make us totally safe…

9 points – Not using password manager across because I am using multiple devices with various platforms.

8. A bit sloppy when it comes to 2 factor auth. Because theyr are sluggish on the services i use and they hold nothing so valuable i would regret losint temporarily.

Although I have reached 10 points but nowadays where on the internet drove many lurking is not enough to get along with this knowledge. You have to protect yourself from one of the best in the first league of anti-virus software, F-Secure is one of them. I would like to use F-Secure Total for at least 1 year without any worries, I hope this can be realized. So 10 points complete.

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