Security Awareness Messages

Sharing Information

Sharing personal information on the Internet increases your vulnerability.Therefore, the less you publish your personal information, the harder it will be to target you.

Shortend URLs

Shortened URLs can sometimes be a risk to access. Always verify the safety and credibility of the URL.

Unsolicited mails

Ignore unsolicited emails seeking your personal information, especially emails that speak to you in a generic format such as "Dear Customer" and then ask for information about you.

Updating Software

Keep your Operating System, Internet Explorer, Applications, and Anti-Virus updated to protect your PC against viruses and spying programs.

Online Purchasing

Don't make purchases online from unknown sites that claim to have low prices. This can be a possible ploy to steal your personal and credit card information.

Online Payments

Services like PayPal for online payments are more secure than credit cards. Make sure to use certified payment services.

Application Function

Check application access rights before installation in Android system; otherwise, you won't be able to predict the applications functions in your mobile.

Securing Connected Devices

Securing your home wireless network is not just preventing others from using it; it also includes securing your connected devices from hacking.

Securing Home Network

Secure your home wireless network to prevent unauthorized use of your network and devices for cyber-crimes.

WEP Netwrok Encryption

Using a home wireless network encrypted with WEP exposes your information to other connected users.

Home Netwrok Encryption

Always use WPA or WPA2 for encrypting your home wireless network rather than using WEP or leaving it unsecured.

Multiple Passwords

Using different passwords for your accounts on social networks and emails minimizes the risk of exploitation.

Strong Password

Always use strong passwords by combining numbers, letters, and symbols and avoiding password repetitions.

Privacy Setting

Use privacy settings on social networks to have control over who can view your information.

Application Access

Avoid granting applications access to your Android devices unless they are completely trusted.

Updated Internet Browser

Always use updated Internet browsers. Older browsers can potentially have security bugs that can be exploited to harm your devices.

Modem Safety

To secure your home wireless network, turn off the modem when it is not needed for a long period.

PIN Activation

Activate the PIN for your SIM card and your device to keep your identity and information protected.

UNOFFICIAL APP STORES

Don't install applications from unofficial stores as they may contain viruses.

Anti-virus Apps

Install Anti-Virus apps on your Android devices, especially if you are using apps from outside the Google Play Store.

Scan email

Scan email attachments with anti-virus software before opening, even if you know the sender.

Secure Network

For important activities such as online banking transactions that are safer on secure connections, use your mobile network connection rather than public wireless networks.

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