How Aware Are You Of Cyber Security?

Three years ago someone did 30k worth shopping from my uncle’s credit card. He came to know about it when the Bank asked for the payment. This is a very common scam nowadays And with advanced technology, the scammers have now become even more organized. The Question is How Aware Are You Of Cyber Security? and How you deal with it?

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is basically protective shield for your online or offline data like bank account information. Cyber Security prevents you from falling into scammer trap.

How do scammers trap you?

A scammer calls/texts you that some information is missing for your bank account or you need to update your information, or you could win a lottery, or some suspicious activity has been detected on your account. He then adds that he will send some text or code to verify your identity and you have to revert back. And when you send him the code, he can easily breakthrough your online account or ATM password. And you are then literally finished with your money. As per RBI, 12k cases related to ATM, credit and debit cards as well as Net banking frauds were reported by banks in 2015-16. Apart from this around 49k cybersecurity incidents have been noted by the CERTAIN-In in 2015.

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Bank or its employees never call, email, text to ask for ATM or online pin.
  2. When you get any fraud calls, just confirm with your bank before taking any decision.

Here are 5 things you can do this month to help protect yourself and others:

  1. Brush up on common scams and warning signs and don’t reply to any scams call, email or text.
  2. Keep personal information confidential. Don’t write your password anywhere. Instead, memorize it. Don’t give your cards to any outsider while billing etc.
  3. Change your passwords and PINs regularly
  4. While online shopping uses the personal and secure internet. Don’t use Public or free Wi-Fi.
  5. Register your mobile number for alerts. Do an inquiry into every transaction made.
Scammers can trap you anywhere in any form. Thing is to make sure that you have enough knowledge about Cyber Security.

Stay Healthy Stay Blessed.


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9 Comments on How Aware Are You Of Cyber Security?

  1. Roshan Radhakrishnan
    December 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm (8 months ago)

    I wish more people would take this seriously. With governments pushing us to link everything together, it just needs one thread to unravel everything and have scammers have our entire details. And yes, I do personally worry about my own card detail security too while purchasing so much online.

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  2. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
    December 11, 2017 at 3:29 am (8 months ago)

    My husband wworks within the fraud prevention team in rhe bank. The main issues are people shopping on sime dodgy websites and getting scammed or giving pin away like you said.
    Thank you this article is much needed in today’s world.
    Thanks for sharing

    Reply
  3. nameeshn24
    December 11, 2017 at 11:17 am (8 months ago)

    Useful tips to become more aware of cyber security threats and take steps to prevent them from our end.

    Reply
  4. amodiahs
    December 11, 2017 at 10:42 pm (8 months ago)

    Excellent post. With the ease and spread of the mobile devices, it is easy to become a prey to cyber crimes.

    Reply
  5. Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu
    December 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm (8 months ago)

    A very useful post to help us follow best practices for cyber security.I try to be careful about using secure home computer for banking stuff always,

    Reply
  6. Deepa
    December 11, 2017 at 11:18 pm (8 months ago)

    These are some very important tips for people who do inline shopping or any kind and f online transaction. Recently we have heard many cases if frauds through credit cards. It’s important to he careful than sorry.

    Reply
  7. richa
    December 12, 2017 at 2:25 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you for posting Bushra!!! These days sharing passwords, logging in, cyber crimes are so common you really brought a very good point !!!

    Reply
  8. UK Fashionablefoods
    December 13, 2017 at 1:15 am (8 months ago)

    Defintely a useful post for one and all. Thank you for sharing this. Cheers!!

    UK

    Reply
  9. Lensq
    December 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm (8 months ago)

    thanks for the awareness

    Reply

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