Category Cyber Security Tips

Tips about cybersecurity or internet security, internet fraud or scam, and hacking. Learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect yourself from online scammers.

OTP Code Security Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Ignorance about how OTP code (one-time PIN or one-time password) works have cost many their hard-earned money. Many have also lost their WhatsApp or Facebook account to scammers for this same reason. The fact is that despite how secure the entrance to your house is, you will end up being robbed if you give the key to it to every stranger you see. The same thing applies to online security. If you give out the information meant for your online account security to a stranger despite how hard your password is to guess and how secure the platform is; then there is a 100% chance you will be hacked. OTP code is one code that whenever you receive it on your phone, then it shows that whoever that requested for it is at the last stage of breaking into your account. That is why it is a costly mistake to give it out to anyone.

Easy Steps to Spot Fake Credit or Debit Bank Alerts

It is known over time that one skill internet scammers lack is attention to details. Therefore, it is very difficult for you to fall prey to scammers if you are someone that pays attention to details. Thorough observation is the key to identifying fake things in our today's internet world. Because the difference between the original and fake is no longer as obvious as it should be. To identify fake alerts, you must, first of all, get used to the look and feel of the original bank alerts you receive from your bank. Remember, your ignorance is a blessing to scammers. This is why you should try as much you can to up your cybersecurity knowledge game. It is no longer news that scammers can send messages to you like your bank, friends and family. Phone number and SMS spoofing are not new. So, whether it is possible to receive fake alerts shouldn't be part of the discussion now. There are four key places you should pay attention to while trying to spot a fake bank alert.

How to Recover Hacked Facebook Account-Working Guide

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Recovering a hacked Facebook account after the hacker has changed your email and phone number is difficult but very possible. What it will take for you to regain access to your account is just proof of your identity. This you can do by using your personal identity card or your most-used device on Facebook. This post covers the things you can do on your own to recover your hacked Facebook account. Especially when the scammer changed your email, password, and phone number on the account.

URLs- How to Detect Scam and Malicious Link URLs

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URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) also known as Web address are the most common tool used by hackers and internet scammers to deliver weapons to their target victims. If you are confused about what a URL is, here is an example of URLs www.example.com or https://example.com/exampletext. Many people have been hacked through URLs. Scammers use it to deliver phishing attacks and malware to their victims. So if you wish to remain safe in cyberspace, you should learn to be careful with clicking or visiting URLs. One thing many don't know is that just clicking or visiting malicious URLs is enough to give away useful information about your device and browser to the scammer that created the link. Sometimes just loading the web address on your browser gives the scammer charge over your browser and then your device. Most online scamming happens through the use of link URLs. That is why this post is important.

How WhatsApp Account Get Hacked

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Many complain today of their WhatsApp account being hacked, but the question is; was your WhatsApp account really hacked? The fact is that your WhatsApp was never hacked. You were only tricked into giving out your WhatsApp account to an unauthorized third party. Hacking WhatsApp itself is not an easy thing to do. Therefore, even if it was done, your account won't be the only target.

IP Address- What Can A Hacker Do With it?

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IP address stands for Internet Protocol address. It is a number used to identify a device on a network, thereby making communication to the device possible. When you browse the internet, your computer is identified using your device public Internet protocol address. This helps servers to know the location to send the information you requested. Every computer device is assigned with two Internet protocol addresses. The one it uses to communicate within its own local network and the one it uses to communicate outside its network. The Internet protocol address used by your device to communicate within its own local network is called a Private IP address. While the one used to communicate outside its local network is called a public IP address.

Things to Do to Avoid Being Easily Hacked Online

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It is more difficult to recover when you are hacked than it is to prevent being attacked. The fact is that if you don't care about protecting yourself from being hacked; attackers will hack your account and protect it from you. So far you use the internet, cybersecurity should not be a second option for you, it should be part of your priority. The surge in cyberattacks this year might just be the beginning, next year might even be worst. This is why we all should embrace cybersecurity knowledge.

How to Check If You are Monitored Using Social Media

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The Social Media platform is one tool we use that can be used to spy at us by our friends or foes. Social Media Applications like Facebook messenger, telegram, Instagram, Twitter, etc. can be used concurrently on two phones without one noticing. Therefore, this simultaneous login capability made it possible for people that know your login details to log in to your account using a different device, thereby monitoring your converse. In this post, we will discuss how you can check if someone is monitoring you using the following Social Media Applications; Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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