[ALERT] ADVISORY ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Submitted by irteam on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:41

Threat Name
GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Background Description
As Brunei has implemented e-learning and e-teaching, various online platforms are being used to facilitate online studies. Google Classroom is one of the popular options being utilized.
 

Impact
Use of weak passwords may lead to compromised account and personal information.
 

Recommendation

  • Cover your webcam when it is not in use.
  • Always patch your operating systems and antivirus.
  • Block any suspicious contacts immediately
  • Back up your data frequently, preferably in an offline location
  • Use encryption for file sharing
  •  Confidential files should be sent by encrypted email (PGP) rather than through Teams.
  •  Never disclose the given code (class code) to anyone who is not applicable
  • Only set the number of participants to the right number of audiences
  • Use the latest version of Google Classroom