Smart & Se­cured

With ev­ery­thing from our per­sonal to bank­ing de­tails avail­able in the palm of our hands, just how much of a fort is your smart­phone against vir­tual en­e­mies?

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Shop On­line

Be­fore you key ini per­sonal de­tails, ver­ify that the site is se­cure by en­sur­ing there’s a pad­lock icon on the URL bar and by also do­ing a quick Google search to see if the site is ma­li­cious. Also use a credit card for pay­ments; in the event that your order isn’t de­liv­ered to you, you can seek credit from the is­suer.

Surf Sites

Re­ceived a link to a funny meme from your friend? Log on to safeweb.nor­ and key in the URL to see if it’s se­cure. It might be a has­sle but it’s worth the se­cu­rity of your data!

Con­nect To a Wi-Fi

Be care­ful of what you do when you’re con­nected to a hotspot. Ev­ery time yyou key-in valu­able in­for­ma­tion like your pass­word, just re­mem­ber that it is ac­ces­si­ble to any­one who has the knowl­edge of re­triev­ing since the se­cu­rity level is gen­er­ally lower with Wi-Fi.

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