From the way things are going now, the world is advancing technologically. A lot of business transactions is going on in the internet. Some persons are defraud of their hard earn money and even been exposed to Malware. Some youths believe that whatever they see online is true, unknown to them that any person can sit in his home and run an internet stuffs/ means to defraud people. Any person can creatively a web link. Some many domain name are open every day.
We can't totally surfs the internet without clicking link. Whether its safe or not, you don't know all you care is that you're browsing the internet. That's why we have a lot of complaints going on, and the people don't know that it's them that click Unsafe link that is just there on it's own.
However, we're going to be learning how to safeguard ourselves from inadequate websites. Before we do that let's learn briefly about Malware because it's essential. Some many fake apps have been discovered by app store and goggle play store. Once there are discovered and notice that such app is a threat to the user, they would immediately remove them. Some of them are in attempt to steal users log in credentials by mimicking a well known banking apps.
Malware is simply a malicious code that will adverse the impact on the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system. Some Nigerian youths see it as a kind of viruses. It has different ways of gaining effects on devices. Mostly some of it would embeds itself on a genuine program and wait till the program propagate. At times it can install itself using a network, emails or perhaps USB to infect the computer device. At times your computer device can be access without your knowledge using your webcam, that's why most professional hackers do cover their laptop camera or cover their faces when on the job.
Here's few ways you can avoid clicking unsafe websites.
1. Avoid clicking http without 's' attached to it. That 's' stands for secure, which means it's safe to click.
2. Did you see any padlock attached to the URL address when it's open ? That padlock means the secure. If you double click the padlock. You would see the web certificate. When you click it and the security certificate didn't display or that it says the certificate of the web does not match with the URL address. Don't go any further with that web link.
3. Check if the shortened link is safe by using the preview button function. When you enter something like bit.ly URL in your browser for example. Add '+' to the end, it would immediately report back information about the shortened link. Do take note.
4. If it's email. Check how they address you. Do they address you as 'dear customer' or do they first greet you with something like 'Dear user' ? If so, avoid that email because its not safe. Reason is this, they ought to address you with your email user name like 'Dear John' if it's John you used to create the email address.
5. Still on email link. Avoid any email address saying that you should verify it with your personally credentials. They may pretend it's from your bank asking you to enter your details. Beware of such and check for senders full address.
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Remember, be cautious of the websites you visit and the kind of apps you download on your devices.
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