[Exclusive] How can Indians protect themselves from cyber hacking and bullying?
Over the past few years, cybercrime has been increasing in India. Recently, there has been a surge in cyber security scams which happen online in India. These online scams often involve scammers trying to contact you with the purpose of stealing your information.
These scammers sometimes mention that they are from a recognized bank. Sometimes they also mention that they are from KBC, the popular reality television show in India where commoners have the humongous opportunity to win crores of Indian rupees.
Common online scams in India also include identity theft, credit card theft as well as phishing. These are super dangerous and one must protect oneself from the same. Be mindful of your online and offline actions before you do anything. India must fight back against these online scams and scammers as a country.
Further, one must be careful that they do not become a victim of cyberbullying as well as hacking. Here’s how you can protect yourselves.
How can Indians protect themselves from cyberhacking and bullying? How can they protect themselves from being scammed online? Let’s find out.
Recently, an Indian cyber security expert Neh Patel gave an exclusive statement to The Tech Outlook. In his quote, he mentioned a couple of important things which must be borne in mind to protect Indians from cyber hacking as well as bullying.
So, it is important to stay safe on the Internet. It is also important to protect your personal information as well as all types of online accounts. There are certainly effective ways to exercise personal security online. One such way is to create and use strong as well as unique passwords for each one of your online accounts. Please bear in mind that you should also change these regularly to safeguard your online accounts. Do not use a single password for all of your online accounts. It poses a higher risk than you think it does.
Further, you must not share OTPs also known as One Time Password received with anyone. Also do not share any password reset links received.
You must know that all of these are a part of your online identity. These are used to verify identity online as well as grant access to your account.
Please make sure to keep all of these codes and links private. Even if you think it is a legitimate source approaching you, make sure that you do not share this information with them.
These simple and effective practices are the best way to stay safe online for Indian users.
Always bear in mind that the Internet is a web of networks many of which might be dangerous for your safety. So, make sure to keep a tab on your online activities and not fall into the trap of online scams. Also be mindful when you make friends online, network, or just connect with people on any social media platforms.
India will progress further in the cyber security space with the contribution of its citizens who must keep themselves safe at all times when they are online. Let’s pledge to make India secure in cyberspace with the utmost personal efforts and more.
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