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Day 13: Use only trusted app stores such as the Apple App Store and Google Play. Cybersecurity in 31 Days with Malan Moses Faya, Infusion Lawyers
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Day 13: Use only trusted app stores such as the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Welcome to Cybersecurity in 31 Days. I’m Malan Faya, your host. Today is Day 13. To view previous posts, click here.

Malicious programs or malware often infect a mobile device when you download applications from an untrusted source.

This is one of the reasons why you should only obtain applications or apps for your mobile device from a trusted source such as the Apple App Store and Google Play. The applications from these sources have a lower chance of being infected with malware because these companies regularly review the applications in their stores. They also apply standards that app builders must meet and maintain to make their apps available for downloads.

You should also refrain from jailbreaking an iPhone or rooting and Android phone as this could make it easier for malware to infect your device.

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Day 12: Protect your kids from dangerous and unhealthy online contents. Cybersecurity in 31 Days with Malan Moses Faya, Infusion Lawyers
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Day 12: Protect your kids from dangerous and unhealthy online contents.

Welcome to Cybersecurity in 31 Days. I’m Malan Faya, your host. Today is Day 121. To view previous posts, click here.

Keeping your operating system and software up to date is as critical as changing your car oil. Every now and then, new threats to devices and personal computers are discovered. Once a new threat has been discovered, it often propagates quickly.

Security flaws in software could allow hackers compromise your entire security system and software. Using malware or other means, hackers may steal your data, destroy your data, or completely shut down the hacked program or operating system.

Operating systems and software that are not updated run the high risk of creating exploitable weak points for hackers to infiltrate your electronic device. Updating your operating system and software will not only protect your electronics devices but also improve their performance and boost reliability.

Updating your browser, operating system, software, and plugin serves a number of useful functions, including:

  • Fixing security holes
  • Adding newer and more secure features
  • Removing outdated and unprotected features
  • Increasing software efficiency and performance
  • Enhancing compatibility with other systems, software, or devices 

Security updates may feel like a hassle, but they greatly help keep your computer more secure. Not keeping your operating system and software up to date is the same as leaving your keys indoor. Stop ignoring your update notices.

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Day 11: Always update your browser, operating system, software, and plugins.

Welcome to Cybersecurity in 31 Days. I’m Malan Faya, your host. Today is Day 11. To view previous posts, click here.

Keeping your operating system and software up to date is as critical as changing your car oil. Every now and then, new threats to devices and personal computers are discovered. Once a new threat has been discovered, it often propagates quickly.

Security flaws in software could allow hackers compromise your entire security system and software. Using malware or other means, hackers may steal your data, destroy your data, or completely shut down the hacked program or operating system.

Operating systems and software that are not updated run the high risk of creating exploitable weak points for hackers to infiltrate your electronic device. Updating your operating system and software will not only protect your electronics devices but also improve their performance and boost reliability.

Updating your browser, operating system, software, and plugin serves a number of useful functions, including:

  • Fixing security holes
  • Adding newer and more secure features
  • Removing outdated and unprotected features
  • Increasing software efficiency and performance
  • Enhancing compatibility with other systems, software, or devices 

Security updates may feel like a hassle, but they greatly help keep your computer more secure. Not keeping your operating system and software up to date is the same as leaving your keys indoor. Stop ignoring your update notices.

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Day 10: Delete all sensitive data stored in electronic and removable media devices before disposing of them. Cybersecurity in 31 Days with Malan Moses Faya, Infusion Lawyers
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Day 10: Delete all sensitive data stored in electronic and removable media devices before disposing of them.

Welcome to Cybersecurity in 31 Days. I’m Malan Faya, your host. Today is Day 10. To view previous posts, click here.

Our electronic devices or media devices all store information we may not want anyone else to access. This is why before disposing of any device or media, you should take steps to make sure you have removed or digitally wiped all personal and other sensitive data from it before you dispose of them or give them to other persons. Vulnerable data that might be stolen from a device could include your bank-account information, Biometric Verification Number (BVN), credit/debit card numbers, passwords, or any other confidential information about you.

Electronically stored sensitive data must be properly sanitized before disposal to prevent unauthorized retrieval and use of this information. This is vital because insecure disposal is one of the most common causes of sensitive data being compromised. Just as you may shred sensitive paper documents before disposal, you should securely destroy sensitive electronic data.

Always delete all sensitive data stored in electronic and removable media devices before disposing of them.

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