How to keep your social media and banking apps safe from hackers

Hackers are a menace to data privacy and personal security of netizens, so you need this knowledge to stay safe on social media.

Follow these steps to protect your bank, Facebook and Whatsapp accounts:

1. FACEBOOK
GO TO YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT SETTINGS,
CLICK ON IT,
SCROLL DOWN TO SECURITY,
CLICK ON IT,
SCROLL TO SECURITY & LOGIN,
SCROLL TO USE TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION, CLICK ON IT,
FILL IN THE INFORMATION.
Then A CODE WILL BE SENT TO YOUR PHONE NUMBER, SAVE THE CODE, NEVER REVEAL THE CODE TO ANYONE.

2. WHATSAPP
CLICK ON THE 3 DOTS AT THE RIGHT HAND CORNER SIDE OF YOUR WHATSAPP ACCOUNT,
CLICK ON IT,
SCROLL DOWN TO SETTINGS,
CLICK ON IT,
SCROLL DOWN TO ACCOUNT,
CLICK ON IT,
SCROLL DOWN TO TWO STEP VERIFICATION,
CLICK ON IT,
SCROLL DOWN TO ACTIVATE,
YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO GIVE YOUR SECRET CODE. NEVER REVEAL YOUR CODE TO ANYBODY.

3. MOBILE BANKING
IF YOU DO MOBILE BANKING from your phone, there is need to put a PIN on your SIM, otherwise your account can be wiped clean anytime you lose your phone or your phone is stolen. The process to do it is very simple but if ignored can cost you all Your life savings.

For those who don’t know about it yet, just follow these simple steps to protect hacking of Your bank account through SIM THEFT.

1. Go to SETTINGS in Your phone.

2. Go to SECURITY & LOCATION under SETTINGS

3. Go to SIM CARD LOCK.

4. Click on LOCK SIM CARD.

5. Enter Your mobile network default SIM CARD PIN.

*For MTN users it is “00000”. *For AIRTEL users it is “1111”.
*For 9mobile users it is “0000”
* For GLO users, it is “0000”

6. After entering the MOBILE NETWORK DEFAULT PIN, under it You will see ” CHANGE SIM PIN”, click on it to change to Your unique 4 digit pin,

7. Confirm Your unique 4 digit pin by entering it again & YOU ARE DONE 👍.

So anytime You switch on your phone You will be prompted to enter Your SIM CARD PIN just as You will be prompted to enter Your phone lock PIN or Draw Your PATTERN each time You power on your phone.

With the ACTIVATION OF SIM LOCK on your phone, your money can never be withdrawn from your bank account through your SIM because Your SIM will be useless in their hands since it is blocked and you will not be under tension to go and block or retrieve your stolen SIM. This is very important because the number of phone theft cases is increasing every day, and these phone thieves are not just after the phone but SIM CARDS linked to your bank account.