8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi

8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi

Follow these 8 quick tips for securing your home WiFi:

  1. Use WPA2 security encryption.

  2. Change your router password every week.

  3. Change your WiFi password every week.

  4. Change your SSID to something weird and unrelated. e.g. 'samosa chat' instead of 'Pooja's home'.

  5. Your passphrase should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally it should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446

  6. Turn "SSID broadcast" off.

  7. Block unwanted sites.

  8. Regularly check your WiFi router logs.


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11 tips for safe social media usage

11 tips for safe social media usage

Follow these 11 tips for safe social media usage:

  1. Remember that everything you post on a social networking site may be permanent and available to the world FOREVER - photos, text, videos, etc.

  2. Your personal information may be misused by hackers, stalkers and criminals. Think before you post or share anything.

  3. Choose your social networks carefully e.g. LinkedIn for professional use, Facebook or Google+ for personal use.

  4. While creating an account, the site may ask for answers to hint questions. NEVER give answers that others know or can guess.

  5. Be cautious when you click links in messages from your online 'friends' or connections.

  6. Think before accepting friend or connection requests from people who you dont know in real life.

  7. Think and research before installing third-party applications.

  8. Explore and use the privacy and security settings on your social networks.

  9. Photos clicked using a smartphone may have geo-location embedded. Remove this data before posting / sharing the photo.

  10. If someone is harassing, bullying or threatening you, remove them from your friends list, block them, and report them to the site administrator and the police.

  11. Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally it should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446


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6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe

6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe

Follow these 6 quick tips for keeping your passwords safe:

  1. Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally they should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446

  2. It may be a good idea to write your passwords on a piece of paper. But keep that paper hidden and safe.

  3. Do NOT share your passwords with anyone.

  4. Do NOT email your passwords to anyone.

  5. Do NOT respond to an email asking for your password.

  6. Do NOT use your passwords at public computers as these may be infected with keyloggers, Trojans and other malware and your password could get stolen.


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12 quick tips for securing your computer

12 quick tips for securing your computer

Follow these 12 quick tips for securing your computer

  1. Keep your operating system, browsers and all installed software up-to-date (especially software from Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and Java).

  2. Do NOT use pirated software. Besides being a crime, it makes your computer vulnerable to cyber attacks. This is because you will be unable to get the regular security updates. Such updates are critical for protecting your system from cyber attacks.

  3. Use a good anti-virus and personal firewall solution.

  4. Regularly backup your data on an external hard disk or pen drive. Additionally, consider backing up on a cloud service.

  5. Consider using full disk encryption or at least encrypted pen-drives for securing your data.

  6. Be careful before connecting USB devices to your computer. They may contain malware.

  7. Be careful before downloading email attachments. They may contain malware.

  8. Use a strong password. Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally they should be at least 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g.: $amaiRah-446

  9. When connecting to WiFi, ensure you are connecting to the correct network.

  10. Avoid clicking banner ads.

  11. NEVER click unexpected pop-up windows that offer to remove spyware or viruses from your computer.

  12. Before you install any software, app, extension etc on your computer, ask yourself 2 questions - "Do I need this?" and "Should I trust this"?


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13 tips for safe online banking

13 tips for safe online banking

Do you use eBanking? If yes then keep these 13 quick tips in mind:

  1. Connect to your bank website using a device (laptop, smartphone, tablet etc.) that has the latest and updated security software, web browser and operating system.

  2. Take a printout of the transaction confirmation. Store this printout till you cross check that transaction in your monthly statement.

  3. Check your account on a regular basis.

  4. Have at least two bank accounts – one with Internet banking activated and one without.

  5. Do not keep large sums of money in the bank account that has online banking services activated. Transfer money into this account as and when needed. It is advisable to get credit cards from banks in which you do NOT have an account.

  6. Do not access your Internet Banking account from a cyber cafe or a shared computer or when connected to a public WiFi.

  7. Logout immediately after you have completed your transactions and then close the browser. If you are using a shared computer, it is advisable to delete cookies and clear the browser history. Do not allow your online banking passwords to be stored in the browser.

  8. To access your bank’s Internet Banking, always type in the correct URL (e.g. https://www.example.com/) into your browser window. Never click on a link in an email to visit your bank's site.

  9. Change your Internet Banking passwords (log-in password as well as transaction password) at least once a month.

  10. Your passwords should be complex and difficult to guess. Ideally they should be atleast 10 characters long and should have capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters e.g: $amaiRah-446

  11. If you have more than one Internet Banking account, use different passwords for each of these accounts.

  12. Never disclose your password or PIN to anyone, not even to a genuine bank employee.

  13. Always check the last log-in to your Internet Banking account. If you notice something suspicious in the last login records, report it to your bank immediately and change your passwords.


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12 quick tips for securing your smartphone

12 quick tips for securing your smartphone

Follow these 12 quick tips for securing your smartphone:

  1. Use a strong password instead of a 4 digit PIN.

  2. Ensure that the device automatically locks itself if unused for more than a minute.

  3. Download apps only from trusted locations.

  4. Carefully read reviews about an app before downloading it.

  5. Check the permissions that the app requests.

  6. Before you install an app, understand what data it will access.

  7. Ensure that you download and install all operating system and app updates.

  8. Turn off automatic WiFi connections.

  9. Turn off Bluetooth and NFC when not required.

  10. Consider disabling the geo-tagging feature on your phone.

  11. If you are connected to a public wifi, don't access sites or apps where you need to enter credit card information, banking password etc.

  12. Before you install any app, ask yourself 2 questions - "Do I need this?" and "Should I trust this"?


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Create an unbreakable password in 30 seconds

Create an unbreakable password in 30 seconds

Follow these 5 steps to create a super-strong password in 30 seconds:

  1. Choose a book. Any book will do.

  2. Open any page.

  3. Pick the first 4 or 5 words on the page.

  4. Simply add hyphens between these words and the page number at the end.

  5. And that's your super-strong password. Use it a few times and you will memorize it.

Example:

  1. The first few words on page 1 of the classic “A tale of two cities” are:
    It was the best of times

  2. Simply adding hyphens between these words and the page number at the end gives us:
    It-was-the-best-of-times-1

  3. This is a super strong password – with capital letters, small letters, a number and a symbol.

PS - Don't forget the book and the page number !!


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