Alert Africa | How to protect your devices
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How to protect your devices

General Tips
Encryption

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Encrypt your devices (computers and mobiles that support encryption) as this helps to keep your information and device safe in the event that someone gets ahold of your devices since it essentially scrambles the data on your device and will only unscrmble that data once a password / passphrash that’s (hopefully) only known by you is entered.

Defending against ransomware:

Ransomware like Cryptolocker can be harmful to individuals and companies alike. Some companies have paid alot of money in ransom due to these types of malicious softwares. You can find out more info and help about decrypting your files here

Using Public WiFi

wifi

Online Banking
HTTP vs HTTPS
Get a VPN
Anti Virus Software
Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Hotspots
Turn Off Wi-Fi when not in use
Turn on Your Firewall
Sharing (Turn it off)