Tuesday, 2 January 2018

How To Stay Safe And Secure When Online In Nigeria 


A lot of people has fallen victims to online scam and internet fraud,listed below are some ways and tips that will help you stay safe when your online. 

Literally everything is now done online,from shopping to payment of subscriptions,to online banking and transfer of money.
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Tips On How To Stay Safe And Secure When Online In Nigeria

1. Never save your password on your phone or any device. It should be memorized.

2. Install a firewall on your computer if your always accessing the internet via your laptop or desktop computer. 

3. Do not use your private information as password.These include phone number, name, nickname, business name, name of your family member Etc These are always the first guess of any intruder.

4. Familiarize your self with the common scams available,know the scams.

5. Try not to use same password for numerous accounts.


6. Create strong password combination with a mixture of upper and lower cases, numbers, and symbols
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7. Think before you click,avoid clicking on any random link you see,especially links accompanying messages sent to your inbox. 

8. Never share your passwords or disclose your password details to anybody,if however a situation arises that you must share your password,make sure you change the password afterwards.

8. Never reply to any suspicious messages or inbox messages from an unfamiliar person. 

9. Clicking on links might expose your password or security details. 

10. Stay away from messages and emails claiming that you have won a lottery that needs registration.

11. Be extremely careful when shopping online or carrying out internet mobile banking,always ensure that you are on the authentic website and not a fraudulent clone. 

Secure websites always begin with https:// where ‘s’ means secured. 

Also look out for the symbol of a padlock,these indicates that the site is encrypted and secured. 

Check Out : How To Pay For Your DStv Subscription Online Using Quickteller 

12. Sign out from all your accounts after using a public computer or a cyber cafe.
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13. Update your browser and anti virus regularly,old version might be susceptible to virus attack and the activities of h*ckers.


14. Always use the phone lock or laptop lock features on your mobile devices / laptops. That is your first line of defense. 

15. Consider changing your passwords once in a while,better be safe than sorry. 

Read Also: How To Register Your Business In Nigeria 

Here are some of the tips that can help you stay safe while surfing the internet, shopping online or making an online banking transaction.

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