Be cautious of online hackers! These 6 steps will help you avoid hacking

Following steps will help to safeguard you from fraudulent activities.

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Be cautious of online hackers! These 6 steps will help you avoid hacking


The internet has become a part and parcel of everyone's life. And it has come hand-in-hand with risks of its own. The availability of internet connectivity at a cheaper price has made people addicted towards using the internet for several purposes like social media, online games, watching videos, etc. The Internet has made life easier for common people which help to acquire knowledge and enhance his/her understanding.

We access our bank account through online, make online payments through a third-party app such as our mobile wallet. But if you are careless, you may become a victim of online frauds, spams and hacking.

Here are some don'ts that we need to follow while doing our online transactions:

1. Don't share private information: Make sure that you are not sharing personal information such as passwords, account number and balances, PIN numbers, OTPs or any other personal details. 

2. Don't use public PCs and save your details: Remember that while transacting online on publicly acessible computers, don't save your bank account password into the PCs as it is highly vulnerable for risks and hacking threats. 

3. Don't hand over your phone to someone else: Avoid handing over his/her smartphone to a stranger. You should keep your phone protected with password or pattern lock and make sure no one uses it without your permission. 

4. Don't use third-party applications: Do avoid using third-party from untrusted applications. You should download applications from authorised play stores like Google Play store or iOS app store.

5. Don't surf untrusted websites: Never use untrusted links or illegal websites as accessing these websites may lead to hacking.

6. Don't reply to spam SMS or email: Nowadays, people receive spam email and SMS from untrusted sources. These emails make false claims and promises of winning a cash prize and exclusive vouchers and in return, they ask for your bank account and other personal details.  Avoid replying to such email as it may lead to fraud activity and ultimately hacking of your bank account.

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