How To Stay Safe in Cyber Environment of Pakistan

Staying safe in the cyber environment of Pakistan is a challenge these days. The Cyber criminals are adopting newest ways to trap the people at cyber level. This post is to spread public awareness about Cyber Crime. This post covers the  preventive tips / measures to counter electronic crime, which has hit the society like a menace. We hope that general public will not to fall prey to fake/fraud lottery scams, online banking frauds.

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Check out the below tips which are useful in safeguarding your personal devices and online accounts such as Facebook, E-mails and Twitter.

  • Beware of false SMS regarding lottery schemes / Benazir Income Support Program prize offers. They are all false.
  • Benazir Income Support Program does not offer cash rewards. All such messages are false. Do not fall prey to them.
  • All click to earn money SMS or click to earn website offers are false. Do not fall prey to them.
  • Beware of messages/call regarding winning a car prize. They are all false.
  • Beware of Lottery/Prize schemes SMS asking you to deposit processing fees in a bank account or through easy paisa. They are all False.
  • Never trust and reply anonymous emotional SMS that (Allah Rasool k wastay ma musibat mai hun Rs.100 ka balance transfer ker do) they are all traps.
  • Always keep a difficult password for your email or online account. Regularly change to prevent hacking.
  • Beware. SMS, email or ads regarding earning money by clicking on website are traps. Dont fall prey to them.
  • Never give information of your online bank account password and pin through SMS or Email.
  • Beware. Do not upload personal pictures on facebook. They can be modified or misused.
  • Never install cracked version of any software. It may contain malicious code for hacking your system.
  • All sms regarding lottery, car/cash prize or Benazir Support Program awards are traps. Dont fall prey to them.
  • Protect your Facebook Account by enabling security feature of Mobile Security Code.
  • SMS regarding lottery, car/cash prize or Benazir Support Prog awards are traps. Dont fall prey to them, never send them any money.
  • Always logout from Facebook Account instead of closing the browser to prevent Hacking.
  • SMS regarding lottery, car/cash prize or Benazir Support Prog awards are traps. Dont fall prey to them, never send them any money.
  • Beware. Emails, SMS/Call from financial representative regarding unclaimed money in bank accounts are traps.
  • Try to minimize online financial transactions. Your Credit Card info can be stolen / misused.
  • Always protect your Facebook profile by enabling privacy settings of your pictures.
  • All CLICK TO EARN MONEY SMS or WEBSITES are false. Do not fall prey to them.
  • Dont give info of your online bank account password/pin thru SMS/Email. It can be hacked.
  • SMS regarding lottery, car/cash prize or Benazir Support Prog awards are traps. Dont fall prey to them, never send them any money.
  • Never reply & click on link regarding lottery winning E-mail/SMS. They are fake/Traps.
  • Dont open unknown E-mail/Instant-message attachments. They may be traps for hacking/Viruses.
  • Beware. All offers of earning money by clicking on ads are fake/traps.
  • Never reply to emails or ads asking for your password or pin. They are traps.
  • Always change default password of your WiFi to prevent misuse.
  • Never use unprotected computer at cyber cafes for internet banking.
  • Never buy cell phone from stranger it may be stolen set.
  • Always check the URL and SSL Certificate of your bank website before online transaction.
  • Memorize 3 digits CVV number at the back of your master/visa card and scratch it out to prevent misuse.
  • Ensure all your bank transactions are intimated to you via SMS to prevent fraud.
  • Update your antivirus software to help protect your computer against possible infection.
  • Never Open Suspicious Emails; Opening Them May Cause System Damage.
  • Dont Accept Offers of “Free PC Scans” That Pop up When You Use the Internet. They are Traps.
  • Only Use Trusted Wi-Fi When Connecting to the Internet. Cybercriminals can Create Fake Hotspots from Which to Steal Your Data.