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16
Jan
2019

Windows 7 users are particularly vulnerable

The Centre for Cyber Security Belgium recommends that all Windows 7 or 8 users take action.

Are you still using Windows 7, just like 1 in 5 Belgians? It’s high time you changed this. In exactly 1 year, on 13 January 2020, all extended support for Windows 7 will also stop. This means that new security updates will no longer be provided.…

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18
Dec
2018

Is your company also cyber-secure?

Federal Public Service Economy launches the cyber security scan and provides tips for SMEs

More than half of Belgian companies were victims of cybercrime last year. This often has major consequences and can result in serious losses, especially for SMEs and self-employed persons.

Cybercrime can cause major problems for a…

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17
Dec
2018

Less stress thanks to good digital health

In October 2018, the CCB launched a campaign via Safeonweb.be to improve the digital health of Belgians. We encourage internet users to install updates and make back-ups on a regular basis. A back-up improves the health of your devices and, with…

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21
Nov
2018

Beware of fake messages sent on behalf of the federal government

The my.belgium.be logo and name are being misused

Currently, a fake message is going around which appears to come from my.belgium.be.

Don’t be fooled, because it is a fake.

How can you recognise this message? The.be logo is incorrect, i.e. it’s distorted. You are addressed with ‘…
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20
Nov
2018

Smart online with new practical guide

The brochure entitled 'My life online' from the King Baudouin Foundation

The internet offers almost endless new possibilities, and we enjoy making use of them every day. However, there are also some pitfalls. What if your child experiences bullying online? Is your employer allowed to keep tabs on your internet use at…

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28
Sep
2018

Explore our new awareness-raising campaign!

October: cyber security month

In the context of European Cyber Security Month, for the 4th time we (Centre for Cyber Security Belgium and the Cyber Security Coalition) are launching an awareness-raising campaign about cyber security. This time we want to encourage internet…

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12
Sep
2018

2017 Campaign is a huge success

In October 2017, the CCB launched a campaign via Safeonweb.be to warn people about the danger of phishing messages. An e-mail address was also created where people were able to send suspicious messages to, i.e. [email protected]

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27
Aug
2018

CERT.be issues warning for new phenomenon: cryptojacking

Over the past months we noticed a new phenomenon: cryptojacking. We noticed both an increase in the number of infections and their complexity. The number of detected coinminers in end-users increased by 8,500 percent in 2017. At this rate, we…

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17
Jul
2018

Don't be caught by blackmailers who threaten to publish images of a sexual nature.

Lately we've received several notifications of “sextortion”. Sextortion is a form of blackmail whereby blackmailers threaten to spread images of a sexual nature of the victim, if he/she does not pay. In the notifications we received, the victims…

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