Protect yourself online: Use secure sites or apps for cash transactions and keep them up-to-date

Especially now that there are mobility restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, online payment and shopping are very convenient, but always make sure you do them on a safe and secure site.

Manila Bulletin Technology Editor Art Samaniego shared, “The Internet is like the real world: maraming manloloko.”

Their favorite target is older women, or anyone who uses the Internet frequently, but is not necessarily tech-savvy.

So look carefully at the website url or address you are using. It should read “https” and have a padlock next to it.

In addition, never do any kind of sensitive monetary or cash transaction using public WiFi. If you can’t avoid that, use the app instead of the website—it’s harder for hackers to break into them.

Software and app developers are constantly improving their features, and that includes security. Make sure that you’re always running the latest version on all devices., or visit your settings to enable auto-updates.

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