“Do 1 Thing” to stay safer online and commit to doing so on a new interactive website.,http://www.microsoft.com/saferonline In support of international safer internet day Microsoft appealed to the internet users to keep safe.
Internet is currently an everyday indulge to a vast number across the world, the new site is an intended platform for all to share how they plan to avoid risks, learn what other people are doing to help protect themselves and acquire tips to improve their digital lifestyle.
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to the world’s fastest growing internet populations, therefore exposing the region to cybercrime possibility due to the large population accessing internet for the first time and the undefined laws governing internet. Piracy is also a major problem in the region seeing more and more people fall victim to attacks.
Phishing is one of the major attacks following a study by MCSI showing the form of identity theft has cost internet users monetary losses.
“There are things you can do to stay safer online. If we all do just one thing, imagine how much safer we all will be together, let’s be part of positive change” said Jacqueline Beauchere, chief online safety officer,Microsoft.
By holding an awareness campaign in Kenya, the firm expects to spread the same across since the very experiences that we love about the internet put us at risk remember to;
- Help guard your devices and online accounts by use of unique and strong passwords respectively.
- Perform sensitive transactions over secured networks such as paying bills, banking or shopping
- Take charge of your online reputation by limiting the amount of personal information “out there”
- Help protect your social circles by using privacy settings to manage information you share and with whom you do so.