With the world going more and more digital by the day , staying safe online is becoming much harder. Lets look at a few ways you can do so.
1. Two Step Factor Authentication
Most applications nowadays has this function available for users to use but its normally turned off by default.
With two step Factor Authentication a text message or alert is send to your phone or device you used to signed up with. The text message gives you a code you then enter to have access to your account. More and more applications are starting to use this like Instagram, Facebook , Banks and a lot of other apps.
2. Update your apps regularly
Although some apps frequently prompt you to update the app , you should actually do so , because the Developer might have seen a security vulnerability that hackers can use to gain access to your accounts so when ever there is an update available do update the application as soon as you can.
3. Don’t use the same password
Don’t use the same password on different accounts because most hackers will try the same password on your accounts if they already know one of your passwords.
4. Limit the amount of personal information you share online
We share a lot of information and sometimes we don’t even notice us doing so.
We share our age , place where we were born , the town we stay in , where we live and where we work. This allows hackers and criminals to use the information and commit fraud.
5. Avoid using Public Wifi
Free Wifi should amazing but sometimes when something is to good to be true it is.
Hackers actually create wifi Hotspots and when you connect to the Hotspot access and steal all your information.
So don’t connect to unknown Hotspot that you don’t know even if its open.
Got any Other tips?
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