How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime?

How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime?

Secure Your Smart Phones

  • Always secure your smartphone with a strong password
  • Ensure that your device locks itself automatically
  • Install security software
  • Only download apps from approved sources
  • Check your apps permissions
  • Don’t miss operating system updates
  • Be wary of any links you receive via email or text message
  • Turn off automatic Wi-Fi connection
  • When browsing or shopping on your phone (or computer), always look for “https” in the url instead of “http”

Secure Your Online Banking

  • Never use same PIN CODE for multiple bank accounts
  • Never use unprotected PCs at cybercafes for internet banking
  • Never keep your pin code and cards together
  • Never leave the PC unattended when using internet banking in a public place
  • Register for Mobile SMS, Email Transaction Alerts
  • Never reply to emails asking for your password or pin code
  • Visit banks website by typing the URL in the address bar
  • Log off and close your browser when you are done using internet banking
  • When using ATM always conceal keypad before entering pin code
  • Before using ATM, make sure that there is no extra device installed in the surroundings

Secure Your Facebook

  • Use extra security features to access account (security code, Login alert etc)
  • Use login notification alert
  • Allow specific individuals to view your contents (Videos, Photos and Friends etc.)
  • Control who can contact you
  • Block your profile from search engines

Secure Your Wi-Fi

  • Change Default Administrator Passwords and Usernames of the Wi-Fi Router
  • Use complex password and change Password after regular intervals
  • Position the Router or Access Point Safely
  • Turn off the Network / Wi-Fi routers if it is not in use

Secure Your Browsing

  • What you put online will always remain there
  • Never trust any free online content
  • Don’t provide personal information online to get something free
  • Don’t click on links inside e-mails or messages
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