FIVE TRICKS HACKERS USE TO PHISH YOUR LOGIN DETAILS

Hacking has been a norm recently. A bunch of people have reached me (directly and indirectly) to have their accounts recovered. We’ve managed to recover some.

Most of these people were almost narrating the same story of how the hackers got into them. Someone tricked them to believe that their accounts had issues and the only way out was a code.

“Tafadhali hiyo code ukitumiwa niForwadIE,” the hackers say and once you send them the code BOOM! Within some seconds you are locked out of your Facebook account. You try to log in without success.

But did you know you can keep your data safe online? Yes it’s possible. Just avoid some Facebook posts.

Some posts on Facebook might sound funny and others easy to answer but before you jump into the comment section or DM ask yourself what’s the motive of the Facebook user.

Posts that ask for the name of your first pet to location-specific posts,
are not fit to trust.

There are plenty of sneaky ways for hackers to steal your info without your knowledge but on this blog post I will be sharing five posts that you should absolutely avoid, and some are more common than you might think.

If you give too much information away online then hackers could use it to extort you, or worse.

Any information publicly posted can be used by criminals.

Even seemingly trivial information can be put together to build a better picture of the victim.

The most dangerous information that you can put out there relates to password reset questions – so things like mother’s maiden name, schools, street, etc avoid sharing them.

posting about what you do, where you are, your family, or your history on social media could leave you in a tricky situation.

The five questions to avoid are –

5 – Any question that requests information about your personal identity, so this could be parts of your address, your date of birth, or your mothers maiden name.

4 – Anything that reveals your location – this could leave you dangerously exposed.

3 – An invite to a third-party application or game, that may then take your data – you should be very careful with which apps you share your data with.
2 – Posts from someone you don’t know, where you are specifically tagged. This could be a phishing scam, or something more sinister.

1 – Anything that reveals where you work, as hackers could use this information to target other members of staff and use your information as a way to get in.

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