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5 tips to stay safe online

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The internet povides avenue for day to day engagements that means people release very sensitive personal data to access certain services.

Service providers are under obligation to ensure that users data are safe, however, often times, users data end up in the hands of third parties who often than not use the data for harm.

Here, we provide tips to help you stay safe online.

Avoid awoof WiFi

Don’t just jump on free WiFi at restaurants, coffee shops, and other public places,
forgetting that the network may have been compromised and that could give a fraudster all the time he needs to collect all your data.

Check site’s security

When shopping online, or visiting websites for online banking or other sensitive transactions, always make sure that the site’s address starts with “https”, instead of just “http”, and has a padlock icon in the URL field.

Create strong, unique and complex passwords

Make your password a sentence. A strong password is a sentence or at least 12 characters long word that is composed of alphabets, numbers and special characters. Do not firgef to enable two-factor or even three-factor authentication.

Trust no one with your card details
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Beware of anyone or any site asking for personal banking or card details like card Personal Identification Number (PIN). No genuine platform will ever ask for your PIN or any other sensitive personal details

Use your cards only on secure sites

Use your card for payment ONLY on secure websites, as stated earlier, https sites only.

 

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