Basic ICT Tips

For those who are posting free internet data, free this and free that.

Let  me  teach  you some basic  ICT. Any  Link  that  start with  *”http* ” is  most likely a phishing link.

Phishing  is  usually intended  to  get  your Personal  details including  your  date  of Birth,  Bank  Account Number  etc.

*BE  ALERT*

This  is  how  Scammers and  Hackers  steal  your identity and  use  them to  Scam.

*PLEASE  BE  CAREFUL AND TAKE  NOTE*

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Avoid random links.

Avoid all these null Data links,

MTN, Airtel, etc  are  not  sharing  data.

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The  Government  is not sharing  Money via WhatsApp

Your  Bank  is  not sharing Money

If  Coronavirus  has  not  seen you, Don’t allow  scammers  to scam  you.

*ACTION*

Be  Smart  and  Ignore those  links  for  your Own  Good.

Stop  forwarding  as received  without proper  Verification because you might put someone’s life in danger.

There is no free Money,

There is no free Credit

There is no free Data anywhere  in  Africa  via  Links

What is the difference between *http* and *https*? Please make sure you read this to the end.

Some of you may be aware of this difference, but it is worth sharing for many that are not.

The *main* difference between *http://* and *https://* is all about keeping you *secure*.

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*HTTP* stands for *Hyper Text Transfer Protocol*.

The *S* stands for *”Secure”*.

If you visit a Website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser and it begins with the following: *http:///*.

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This means that the website is talking to your browser using

the regular unsecured language. In other words, it is possible for someone to “eavesdrop” on your computer’s conversation with the Website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an

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Http website! But if the web address begins with https://, that means your computer is talking to the website in a

Secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

Now, you understand why this is so important, right?

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If a website ever asks you to enter your Credit/Debit card Information, you should automatically check to see if the web

address begins with *https://*.

If it doesn’t, you should *NEVER* enter sensitive Information such as a credit/debit card number.

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While checking the name of any website, first look for the domain extension (.com or .org, .co, .in, .net etc). The name just before this is the domain name of the website. Example, *http://amazon.diwali-festivals.com*, the word before *.com* is *”diwali-festivals”* (and NOT *”amazon”*).

So, this webpage does not belong to *amazon.com* but rather belongs to *”diwali-festivals.com”*, which we all haven’t heard of before.

You can similarly check for bank frauds.

Before your ebanking logins, make sure that the name just before *”.com”* is the name of your bank. *”Something.Ecobank.com”* belongs to Ecobank ; but, *Ecobank.some1else.com* belongs to “some1else”.

You’ve hopefully learned something new, now please share and educate others.

Stay safe as more scammers and cyber criminals are on the loose these days!

Thanks

Good morning

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