For example, when receiving an e-mail, if this email asks you to click a link to a certain web-page, ask yourself these questions and think – Who is the sender of this e-mail and are they a legitimate source? Is the e-mail original or forwarded? What is the address of the source? What are the spelling and context like? Is the link legitimate?
Here are some tips you may find useful for protecting your information. Never reveal your security details, such as the login credentials for your accounts or some common security questions.
Don’t rely on the assumption of authenticity of an e-mail, text, or phone call. Use the Internet to confirm the contact details if necessary.
Don’t rush. Truly organise yourself instead. Trust your instincts, so that if something seems off, you’ll find out. Keep things under control, do not panic and make a decision that you will not regret.
Today, around 5 billion people worldwide use the Internet, and most of them use social networks as a method to communicate. Although it is fun, such communication can also pose a risk – when people divulge their own personal data, they may become targets for fraud or identity theft.
How can you be cautious and what are the appropriate steps you can take in order to protect yourself as well as your friends and family on social networks?
Always use the strongest privacy settings available. Check the Settings section on your profiles on social networks to verify whether your posts are only visible to your friends. Before you post, think about what you are posting. It’s easy for people to misunderstand a joke or a fun meme, particularly when there are billions who could potentially see it.
It is common to receive a link in the chat communication on Messenger on Instagram, meant to inform us, upon opening, of sales and offers in a particular store or brand, but these can often be unsafe links to open. Think before you click!