January 2021


Science and technology concreted the way of humanity’s effortless daily activities. Both the learnings and applied pieces of knowledge are a tool for an offhand life. This evolution began 2,000 years ago where stone tools that began to be created in the Paleolithic age like chopping tools and other apparatuses utilized for hunting, cooking, and building a house – which all improved people’s way of living.

For the following centuries, the progression in the creation of humans developed. In the earliest years of the 19th century, a new evolution has begun. This era is the ascending of telecommunications. Soon telegraphs, radio waves caused by base stations of telecom companies, mobile devices, personal computers, cars, and many more were created throughout the millennium. 

Forthwith, these creativities are already a massive help in the everyday living of an individual’s life. One of the greatest inventions that are prevalent in the field of the mechanism is the mobile device.

A cellphone or a handphone is constructed for people’s entertainment, utilization for work, and communication. Before Hans Christian Oersted discovered the electromagnetic field, the transmission of messages is only transported through post mails and talking with other people is only possible face to face. At present, it is already feasible to communicate through these cellphones, laptops, personal computers, and electronic tablets by the radio waves caused by radio base stations.

The SMS, MMS, video calls, and phone calls being sent and received paved the way for development in the global economy. Thus, authorities made it compulsory to monitor text messages and record calls for public sectors and financial institutions from their Public Records Law for the public sector, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US financial industry and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in EU. These laws are provided to serve as the central point for investigation in case of emergencies and authenticity for the companies.

Nonetheless, there are still some hazards in text message monitoring and recording phone call. Find out those pitfalls on the infographic below brought to you by TeleMessage:


 One of the most common approaches that hackers always use to keep their presence alive on the web and probably design and plant malware that are more dangerous and serious than before is studying user behavior. Whatever the trend is, hackers start tailing the major population. This is the reason that hackers started targeting people working from home and the businesses that were new to the web since both these sections of the work community lacked proper knowledge and means to protect their systems from online attacks like phishing and malware. 

Such a shift in trend gives rise to online security concerns that need to be addressed and resolved. 

So, out of the many things that remote working employees and sectors that are new on the web can do, the following 5 are the strongest ways that can offer maximum protection from hackers. 

  1. Use Strong and Different Passwords 

The role of password in system protection has always been vouched for whenever it comes to backdoor exploitation. A locked account/system requires efforts on the part of hackers. In other words, it’s a strong barrier between the data in your system and the dark side of the web. However, the few things about passwords that are quite important are as follows. 

  • The password should be long and complex. 
  • No password should be repeated. 
  • Save all your passwords in a legit password manager tool.
  1. Use VPN

Make sure that all the work data in your system goes through the company’s VPN network. VPN is a collective bag of security tools that the company uses to secure the data before it reaches the internet. 

  1. Focus on Router Security

You had no responsibility to patch the router when you were working from the office. But, patching the router when working from home is an exclusive security practice that you must follow. If the router isn’t patched and/or updated from time to time, hackers will be able to use the bugs to hack the router and gain entry in all the devices that are connected to that specific router. 

So ensure that you:

  • Install router updates from time to time. 
  • Create a separate Wi-Fi network for guest users. 
  1. Install a Firewall and Follow Network Segmentation

Firewall is an added security layer that’s a barrier between your system and the web. So, add as many security layers as you can. Also, use network segmentation (network isolation) technique to create and store pieces of information in isolated network islands so that hackers cannot steal all the data at once. 

  1. Learn About Phishing Protection Techniques

Phishing and spear phishing are the two favorite ways in which hackers target people on the web. Hence, learn about the techniques to protect the info on your system from getting hacked. 

Hence, by and large, awareness about cybersecurity practices is something that you must acquire.