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faq:profile:how_to_protect_your_vo_accounts_from_being_compromised [2020/01/02 09:28]
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faq:profile:how_to_protect_your_vo_accounts_from_being_compromised [2020/01/10 11:36] (current)
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-In this Information age where Internet has become a common tool for everyone worldwide, it is not rare to hear that someone’s account has been hacked or accessed by an unauthorised ​party.\\ +In this Information age where Internet has become a common tool for everyone worldwide, it is not rare to hear that someone’s account has been hacked or accessed by an unauthorized ​party.\\ 
-Email and other online accounts are at risks of being hacked if no precaution is taken to secure them. Here are several tips to prevent your account from being compromised:​\\+Email and other online accounts are at constant ​risks of being hacked if no precaution is taken to secure them.  Here are several tips to prevent your account from being compromised:​\\
  
 ==== Choose A Secure Password ==== ==== Choose A Secure Password ====
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 ==== Guard Your Password ==== ==== Guard Your Password ====
-Do not reveal your password to others. Do not write it down or store it where it can be easily accessed. Make sure to use different passwords for different accounts.\\+Do not reveal your password to others(even to your relatives). Do not write it down and place it on a visibly open area or store it where it can be easily accessed. Note it down and keep it somewhere safe for your future reference, in cases where you forgot the passwords. Make sure to use different passwords for different accounts.\\
 If you feel that your password has been exposed, change it immediately ([[faq:​profile#​how_to_change_my_password|How to change my VO account password?​]]). Do not recycle the password. If you feel that your password has been exposed, change it immediately ([[faq:​profile#​how_to_change_my_password|How to change my VO account password?​]]). Do not recycle the password.
  
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 At times you might receive emails that ask for your personal information and password. Do not reveal these information even if the email appears to come from a legitimate business partner/​vendor/​email provider, as phishing websites often mimic the actual look of a genuine website.\\ At times you might receive emails that ask for your personal information and password. Do not reveal these information even if the email appears to come from a legitimate business partner/​vendor/​email provider, as phishing websites often mimic the actual look of a genuine website.\\
 If you are suspicious that an email from your provider/​partner is not genuine, contact the legitimate company through phone or via a separate email to verify whether the email is really sent by them. If you are suspicious that an email from your provider/​partner is not genuine, contact the legitimate company through phone or via a separate email to verify whether the email is really sent by them.
-  * Don’t click on links, ​download ​files or open attachments in emails from unrecognised ​senders.+  * Don’t click on links, files or open attachments in emails from unrecognized ​senders.
   * Don’t email sensitive or personal information over the Internet.   * Don’t email sensitive or personal information over the Internet.
   * Communicate personal info only by phone or secure websites.   * Communicate personal info only by phone or secure websites.
-  * Beware ​of popupsdon’t click on its link or access its web addresses on your browser.+  * Always beware ​of popups. If you are not expecting any pop-up such as trusted payment gateways from the website and a pop-up still comes up, don’t click on its link or access its web addresses on your browser. Immediately close the pop-up before it even gets to load its contents
  
 ==== Guard Against Spams ==== ==== Guard Against Spams ====
 Be extra careful if you receive emails that guarantee wins, prizes and money transfers— they are mostly spam emails. Do not click on links resided in these emails, and do not reply them either.\\ Be extra careful if you receive emails that guarantee wins, prizes and money transfers— they are mostly spam emails. Do not click on links resided in these emails, and do not reply them either.\\
-You may set a higher sensitivity on your junk filtering settings to filter away these spam mails: [[faq:​email:​junk_filtering_setup_for_users|Junk Filtering Settings]]\\ +You may set a higher sensitivity on your junk filtering settings to filter away these spam mails: [[faq:​email:​junk_filtering_setup_for_users|Junk Filtering Settings]].\\ 
-Or, you can also blacklist the spam email sender: [[faq:​email:​blacklist_an_email_address_on_webmail|Blacklist an email sender]]\\+Or, you can also blacklist the spam email sender: [[faq:​email:​blacklist_an_email_address_on_webmail|Blacklist an email sender]].\\
  
 ==== Keep Your Device Clean of Malware and Viruses ==== ==== Keep Your Device Clean of Malware and Viruses ====
 Protect your computer with anti-virus, spam filters and firewall.\\ Protect your computer with anti-virus, spam filters and firewall.\\
-Scan your computer every now and then to keep your system healthy from malicious spyware.+Make it a habit to scan your computer every now and then to keep your system healthy from malicious spyware.\\
  
 ==== Turn On SAP Feature on VO ==== ==== Turn On SAP Feature on VO ====
 By default, your VO account is guarded by the [[faq:​network_and_security:​what_is_sap|Suspicious Access Prevention (SAP)]] setting, where by your account access is only open to the countries that are listed in your SAP's setting. \\ By default, your VO account is guarded by the [[faq:​network_and_security:​what_is_sap|Suspicious Access Prevention (SAP)]] setting, where by your account access is only open to the countries that are listed in your SAP's setting. \\
-You can turn off this feature from your Profile settings. However, we strongly recommend not to disable this feature as it helps to prevent ​unauthorised ​user (from other countries) from accessing your VO account.+You can turn off this feature from your Profile settings. However, we **strongly recommend not to disable** this feature as it helps to prevent ​unauthorized ​user (from other countries) from accessing your VO account.
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