Five Tips For Staying Safe Online In 2015

Madamsabi's Blog

The information superhighway that is the internet has grown to vast proportions. But the highway is also increasingly riddled with cracks and dangerous potholes. 2014 witnessed lots of significant breaches, ranging from a $40m cyber-heist by a Nigerian bank IT worker to the huge data leakage at Sony, in November.

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It’s not just companies that should be worried. If you are reading this, then staying safe online definitely concerns you (seeing as you are on the internet). Warnings to take precautions on the internet might seem trite, but no one is above the periodic reminder of the common mistakes that could compromise one’s security on the internet.

Beware of the Bank Verification Number (BVN)/ Credit card Vertification Scam:
There are cyber criminals who defraud bank and credit card customers by sending them scam emails purportedly sent from the financial institutions. They urge the gullible
customers to visit a website to…

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