The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned football fans ahead of the 2018 World Cup to be vigilant and cyber aware when visiting Russia amid fears of cyber security attacks – especially through WIFI and smartphone devices.
Following the recent Salisbury spy poisoning attack and the breach of cyber security allegations set out against Russia over the US presidential elections, the NCSC have issued the following guidelines so that fans can stay protected.
- Take a ‘pay as you go’ phone
- Ensure that anti-virus and firewall protection is up to date on all devices
- Keep devices with you at all times and do not leave unattended
- Do not share a phone, laptop or USB
- Be aware that key safes in hotel rooms may not be secure
- Avoid streaming or downloading unofficial content from websites
- Public WIFI may not be safe. Consider the data that you are accessing or sharing when connected to WIFI which could be visible by others
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