Security Awareness Messages

  • Sharing Information
    Sharing personal information on the Internet increases vulnerability. Minimize sharing your personal information to avoid hacking.

  • Shortend URLs
    Shortened URLs are sometimes risky URLs. Verify safety of URL

  • Unsolicited mails
    Ignore unsolicited mails seeking your personal information, especially the ones beginning with "Dear Customer."

  • 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 with cheap 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 in social networks and email minimizes the risk of exploitation.

  • Strong Password
    Always use strong passwords by combining numbers, letters, and symbols and avoid repeating passwords.

  • Privacy Setting
    Use privacy settings on social networks to keep out unwanted viewers.

  • 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 PIN for your SIM card and your device to protect your identity and information.

  • Unofficial Stores
    Don't install Apps from unofficial stores as they may contain viruses.

  • Anti-virus Apps
    Install Anti-Virus Apps on your Android mobile especially if you are using Apps from outside Google Play.

  • 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, use mobile network rather than public wireless networks.